One woman’s willingness to entrust her life to a lady in a seedy no-tell hotel with a sack of silicone and some makeshift surgical tools in order to plump her posterior is a sad reflection on the pressure that women feel to conform to society’s beauty standards. Twenty-two year old mom and college freshman Tamara Blaine died “writhing and foaming at the mouth” while 28 year-old amateur surgeon Tamira Mobley dawdled around for ninety minutes before calling for help.
An initial autopsy into Blaine’s death was inconclusive — but the medical examiner’s office noticed puncture wounds on Blaine’s posterior and realized that she could not have made them herself, sources said.
The medical examiner’s office ruled Blaine’s death a homicide on Oct. 7 and said that the injected silicone went into her veins and asphyxiated her, according to police and prosecutors.
Blaine had received injections from Mobley three other times — twice in 2012 and again in 2013, prosecutors said. Mobley had administered the procedure to many other women over the course of two years, prosecutors said.
Mobley was arraigned on assault and manslaughter charges and held on $100,000 cash bond Tuesday morning. Her lawyer, Olayinka Dansalani, declinded to comment on the charges.