A Queens woman was charged with manslaughter for her alleged involvement in the death of a 31-year-old woman in July. The victim, Latesha Bynum, had received a "black market" butt injection and died in the hospital 12 days later after suffering dizziness and chest pains.
Bynum had gone to an appointment for the butt enhancement on July 15th. The "doctor" apparently used a Dunkin' Donuts nearby as a "waiting room," and the "nurse," Allison Spence, met her there and took her to a Gramercy Park apartment for the procedure.
After the injection, Bynum went home but fell ill in the evening. Her brother said, "She went to the hospital and couldn’t breathe, and whatever was in her went to her head. She was brain dead and she had zero chance to basically come back from it." Bynum died on July 27th.
A lawyer for Bynum's family claimed to WCBS 2 that the alleged doctor "had a pattern of injecting unsuspecting women with 'silicone poison into his patients' buttocks and/or thighs."
Spence, 44, was charged with manslaughter and "unauthorized practice of a profession" for the injection. The "doctor" has not been arrested yet.
Spence's sister insisted to the Daily News that her sister "never injected anybody... [she] told me she just massaged the body muscles where she got injected." She added that Spence dated the "doctor," and that "detectives are looking for him. They have his mugshot. [He] has done this for a long time. She told us they had a place in the city that they rented.”
The Post reported that the Department of Health had no records of any licensed physicians or clinics at the East 21st Street building.
In an interview with the News, the victim's mother Bertie Bynum reacted to the arrest, "That’s the most beautiful news I heard," she said. "They took my daughter. She should be in jail. She should do life."