Crime, Deaths, Health Care / Medicine, New Jersey, Weirdness

Penis Embolism: A Bad Way to Die or the Worst?

Like this, but way, way more terrible.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t really want to write this story because it hurts just to think about it (well, that and knowing all the BikeDude comments I’m going to get). It’s pretty straightforward, at least as far as stories about deaths allegedly caused by penis enlargement injections go.

According to law enforcement allegations, a dude wanted a penis implant, so he paid a woman — who had zero medical training — to inject silicone into his junk. It ended up in his bloodstream, and quicker than a bunny rabbit trying to make love to a balloon, he was dead. Now the woman is being prosecuted for manslaughter.

Welcome to New Jersey!

The Star-Ledger has the story of 35-year-old Kasia Rivera, who pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges earlier today:

Authorities say Kasia Rivera, also of East Orange, had no medical training when she performed the procedure on 22-year-old Justin Street at her Glenwood Avenue home on May 5, 2011. The silicone shot directly into Street’s bloodstream, shutting down his organs, authorities said. The father of two young sons was dead the next day.

OH. MY. GOD. What a terrible way to go. Paging Jigsaw.

Rivera is an… interesting-looking woman, which the newspaper says may be a result of cosmetic injections she performed on herself.

Kasia Rivera

The state acknowledges that she didn’t intentionally try to harm Street, but still, c’mon. This may not have been Rivera’s first rodeo, as far as these procedures go, and you can’t just run around with a needle pricking young men’s pricks without certification:

“The state is not alleging at all that she purposely caused his death, but that her behavior, her acting with no training, no preparation led to his death.” [Essex County Assistant Prosecutor William] Neafsey said after the hearing, referring to the charges against Rivera. “Performing this type of procedure, basically a surgical procedure on him without any proper training or certificates, that’s why it’s reckless.”

I’m just gonna stop there, because thinking about this subject too much is giving me the willies creeps. Maybe size matters, maybe it doesn’t, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say it DEFINITELY doesn’t matter this much.

N.J. woman accused of giving fatal penis enhancement injection pleads not guilty [Star-Ledger]

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