A woman in the US has been found guilty of murder after injecting industrial-grade silicone into the buttocks of a 34-year-old woman for the purpose of cosmetic enhancement.
It took jurors two hours on Tuesday to find Denise “Wee Wee” Ross from Dallas guilty of murder and practicing medicine without a license. The 45-year-old now faces life in prison.
Ross had a reputation for giving women bigger backsides. Her work was known as the “Wee Wee Booty” and all clients were word-of-mouth referrals.
On February 19, 2015 Wykesha Reid, 34, went to see Ross at her salon to receive injections for buttock augmentation. Ross injected industrial-grade silicone through syringes. The injection wounds never healed.
The product travelled through Reid’s veins and clogged her lungs. She died of a pulmonary embolism and likely struggled for breath before she died, medical examiner Dr Stephen Lenfest told the court.