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.