Woman charged in bizarre death (37072)

A woman in East Orange was charged with manslaughter earlier this month after she injected a dose of silicone into a man’s penis and the man died shortly thereafter, prosecutors announced last week in Newark.

According to reports, 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street of Newark a lethal dose of silicone into his penis back in May in an effort to enlarge it. Authorities said the silicone eventually entered his bloodstream and Street died the next day of a silicone embolism.

In addition to the manslaughter charge, Rivera is accused of the unauthorized practice of medicine out of her East Orange apartment. She has pleaded not guilty but remains in jail on $75,000 bail. Police are investigating reports that Rivera may have performed similar injections on others.

Dozens of bloggers have weighed in on the bizarre and unusual case. “That is such a horrible way to kill someone and probably very painful. Who in their right mind would agree to that?” wrote one blogger.