Woman convicted of murder after botched procedure to give a socialite ‘bigger booty'
| March 10th 2015
Philadelphia, USA: A gothic hip-hop artist known as “The Black Madam” has been convicted of the murder of a British dancer who flew to America for silicone buttock injections.
Padge-Victoria Windslowe was found guilty by a jury in Philadelphia today over the death of Claudia Aderotimi.
The 20-year-old break dancer believed a 'bigger booty' would help in her quest to appear in more music videos and paid £1,000 for the procedure.
But after flying to America in February 2011 she was injected with industrial-grade silicone and 'Krazy Glue' by Windslowe while staying at her airport hotel by Windslowe.
Police found the madam had fled the hotel when Claudia began struggling to breathe leaving her to die.
The court had heard the 45-year-old, who describes herself as a former madam and hip-hop performer, say she had carried out thousands of the procedures despite a lack of formal medical training.
Windslowe, who was convicted of third-degree murder, had said she learnt how to do the procedure from a “Dr Chimcoke” in Thailand, with whom she owned a medical tourism company called Secrets of the Orient.
She also ran an escort agency, and a bail service for adult entertainers called The Risque Group.
Windslowe had told jurors women paid thousands of dollars for her work and called her "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections."
A coroner testified during the trial the silicone had fatally spread to Claudia’s lungs, brain and liver with fatal results.
Defence attorney David S. Rudenstein had urged the jury of six men and six women, to acquit Windslowe, arguing prosecutors had not proved she had the bad motive, or malice, to support a guilty verdict.
"You can conclude she was reckless, maybe, and you could conclude she was stupid for doing it," Rudenstein told the jury.
"Maybe you could conclude the young ladies were stupid for going to her."
Assistant District Attorney Bridget Kirn however told the court Windslowe misled vulnerable young women by claiming she was a licensed nurse-practitioner and was using medical grade silicone in her injections.
Instead, Kirn said, the madam had no formal medical training and injected her clients with industrial-grade silicone, plugging the injection sites with Krazy Glue and cotton balls.
Kirn said Windslowe charged clients $1 per injected cubic centimetre of silicone and netted $200,000 to $600,000 in cash.
She also carried out many procedures after Claudia's death.
"This case is about justice for these young ladies," Kirn told the jury.
"It's about taking responsibility and for this defendant to finally take criminal responsibility for what she did."
Windslowe was also convicted of aggravated assault for injuries to another woman who was hospitalised.
She now faces 35 to 70 years in prison and will be sentenced on June 11.
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