NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An East Orange, New Jersey woman was sentenced to five years in prison Monday, after admitting to causing the death of a man by injecting silicone into his penis.
Kasia Rivera, 38, was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Judge John Zunic in Newark, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office. She received credit for 228 days she has already served at the Essex County Jail.
Rivera admitted in September to delivering the silicone injection that killed Justin Street, 22, in May 2011.
“This woman had no business injecting anyone with anything,’’ Assistant Prosecutor William Neafsey, who handled the case, was quoted in a news release.
Authorities say Street went to Rivera’s home so she could inject his penis with silicone, which he hoped would enlarge it.
Street’s death was ruled a homicide following an investigation and a medical examiner’s determination that Street died of silicone embolism.
Rivera acknowledged that she wasn’t a trained doctor or licensed to administer the injection.
Rivera had been out of on bail awaiting trial for some time earlier this year, but was ordered back to jail in May after a judge ruled she was complicit in an alleged scheme to bribe potential jurors.
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