Lisa Fernandes: Texas beauty consultant kills client with botched butt injection
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Officials accused a Houston woman with manslaughter for performing an unlicensed silicone butt injection that killed a woman and this might not be her first time. Officials also say that she has been practicing this for a long while.
Lisa Fernandez, 47, was arrested on Tuesday, November 16 for her role in the death of Marja McClendon, 38, of St Louis, Missouri, who died in her apartment days after her appointment with Fernandez in 2018.
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According to court documents obtained by KSDK, the self-described "beauty consultant" had been operating from her home since 2004. Fernandez illegally procured the silicone and used a syringe to administer it improperly. After the first round of injections on April 24, 2018, McClendon was in pain and felt sick, but she returned the next day for her second round after Fernandez refused to offer her a refund.
Officials stated the second treatment had to be stopped several times due to McClendon's acute agony. Before being sent to a local emergency room, McClendon began to lose her breath and cough up blood. She returned to St Louis, however, before doctors could complete her medical evaluation. She was quickly readmitted to a Missouri hospital, where she died on April 30, 2018.
A silicone pulmonary embolism was determined to be the official cause of death. Homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene. On November 16, Fernandez was arrested for a driving offense. Prosecutors claimed that while she was in detention, she confessed to the crime. On Wednesday, November 17, Fernandez appeared in court in Harris County, Texas, where her bond was set at $40,000. However, the bond was not granted to her. The Assistant District Attorney for Harris County believes there may be more victims and has urged them to come forward.
“We are concerned — cause this is a trend right now to receive buttock injections — that there may be other victims. We would encourage anyone to come forward who has received buttock injections,” Harris County Assistant District Attorney Nancy Ta reported to KSDK. The FDA and St Louis Police Department have also taken charge of the investigation of the case.