East Orange woman gets 5 years in man's silicone penis injection death

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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NEWARK (WABC) -- A New Jersey woman who pleaded guilty to causing a man's death after injecting silicone into his penis during a botched enlargement was sentenced to five years in prison Monday.

Kasia Rivera, 38, of East Orange, in 2011 injected 22-year-old Justin Street with silicone that was not the kind used for medical procedures, causing an embolism that killed him.

"This woman had no business injecting anyone with anything," Assistant Prosecutor William Neafsey said.

On September 9, just as the case was getting ready to go to trial, Rivera entered a guilty plea to second-degree reckless manslaughter.

Rivera must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole. She received credit for 228 days she has already served at the county jail.

As a result of her guilty plea, Rivera could be deported to her native Jamaica.