Texas woman accused in Missouri buttocks injection death

 

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors in Missouri have accused a Texas woman of causing a woman's death from an illegal cosmetic injection into the victim's buttocks.

St. Louis County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Nitica Deonte Lee of Dallas with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, alleging she recklessly causing Daysha Phillips' death in July by injecting her with a silicone substance.

Authorities said 22-year-old Phillips of Florissant died four days after the procedure at a hotel in Edmundson, a tiny St. Louis suburb abutting Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Online court records do not show if Lee has an attorney.

A judge has set Lee's bond at $200,000 cash only.

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