- Claudia Aderotimi, from London, died in 2011 following silicone injection
- She suffered heart failure following procedure in Philadelphia hotel room
- Padge Victoria Windslowe accused of using silicone for machines
- The transgender rapper now facing charge of third-degree murder
A woman accused of killing a British student after injecting her with industrial-grade silicone has gone on trial accused of murder in America.
Claudia Aderotimi died in 2011 after travelling from her home in London to Philadelphia to have silicone injections because she wanted a bigger bottom.
But Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, is accused of using a mix of industrial-grade silicone and glue that spread to Ms Aderotimi’s brain and lungs, causing heart failure and killing her.
Windslowe – a transgender rapper known as ‘Black Madam’ – is now on trial for third-degree murder in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
Ms Aderotimi, 20, believed a ‘bigger booty’ would help her appear in more music videos and further her career as a dancer.
The Thames Valley University student developed chest pains and struggled for breath 12 hours after she had the illegal injections at a budget hotel. She was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.
An examination found the silicone filler had leaked into her bloodstream, leading to heart failure.
It is believed Windslowe treated her with cheap ‘industrial’ silicone, normally used as a sealant, rather than medical-grade material used in breast implant surgery.
Windslowe, who does not have an injecting license, then allegedly closed the wounds with glue and cotton balls.
When Ms Aderotimi complained of chest pains, Windslowe allegedly told her to drink more fluids and to call an ambulance if needed.
At the pre-trial hearing, Windslowe boasted of the quality of her work and told the judge; ‘I am the Michelangelo of buttocks injections…A lot of people came to me. My work spoke for itself.’
Police say that Windslowe fled the hotel room after Aderotimi started having trouble breathing during ‘a touch-up,’ which was intended as part of her birthday celebrations.