JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A woman charged with arranging illicit silicone buttocks injections has testified that she was only trying to help out a woman prosecutors say died from the shots.
Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebbelz Da Model, is charged with depraved-heart murder in the death of Karima Gordon of Atlanta.
Stewart, of suburban Memphis, Tenn., testified Friday that Gordon was insecure about her body and wanted help fixing a previously botched enhancement.
Authorities say Stewart took $200 to refer Gordon to the alleged injector and falsely represented that the injector was a nurse.
Stewart testified that she thought the injector was a nurse and had gotten the injections herself more than 20 times.
Prosecutors say Gordon died from silicone in her lungs a few days after getting the shots in March 2012.