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Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

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Authorities did not elaborate on circumstances surrounding the inmate's death.

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 7:42 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that an autopsy will be done on 58-year-old Tracy Lynn Garner , who died Sunday.

Garner was convicted by a jury of depraved heart murder in the death of Karima Gordon, an Atlanta area resident who died eight days after receiving the injections in Jackson in 2012.

Prosecutors say Gordon was referred to Garner by Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer. Stewart was convicted of manslaughter in Garner's death and received a seven-year sentence.

Garner was taken from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility to a hospital in Jackson, where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities did not elaborate on circumstances surrounding the inmate's death.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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