Woman sentenced in man’s death after penis enlargement

Mon, Nov 9, 2015 (4:50 p.m.)

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey woman who caused a man's death by injecting silicone into his penis has been sentenced to five years in state prison.

Kasia Rivera could also be deported to her native Jamaica under the sentence imposed Monday.

The 38-year-old East Orange woman had pleaded guilty in September to reckless manslaughter shortly before her trial was to start. She admitted delivering the silicone injection that killed Justin Street in 2011.

Authorities say the 22-year-old East Orange man went to Rivera's home so she could inject his penis with silicone, which he hoped would enlarge it. But the silicone she used wasn't the kind used for medical procedures, and it caused an embolism that killed him.

Rivera acknowledged that she wasn't a trained doctor or licensed to administer the injection.

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