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Jury Selection for Deadly, Illegal Butt Injection Procedure Underway

JACKSON, Miss.- Jury selection began Monday for an illegal cosmetic procedure gone wrong. 

Police say Tracey Lynn Garner, who was born Morris Garner, but had gender reassignment procedures, is accused of giving 37-year-old Karima Gordon illegal injections to make her butt bigger without being trained or licensed. After paying $1,500 for the procedure at a home in Jackson, Gordon tried to drive home to Atlanta, but got sick and died a few days later.

Garner is charged with depraved-heart murder in the deaths of Gordon and another woman, Marilyn Hale of Selma, Ala.

In January, a Hinds County jury found another woman, Natasha Stewart, also known as, Pebblez da Model, guilty of manslaughter in the case. Prosecutors said she took $200 to refer Gordon to Garner so Gordon could get a black market injection of silicone to make her butt look bigger.

Prosecutors say Gordon died from silicone embolism in her lungs about a week after getting the shots in March 2012.

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