The court of Modena, Italy, sentenced Brazilian transsexual Pamela Andress, 52 years old, to four years and eight months in prison for the death of Italian Samantha Migliore, 35, which occurred during a failed breast aesthetic procedure in April this year.
Andress was found guilty of the death as a result of another crime, in this case, the abusive exercise of the health profession, and for omitting to provide assistance. The accused had no medical training for the procedure.
The conviction came after the Brazilian defense reached an agreement to end the trial quickly and was announced by a local court.
The case took place on April 21 of this year. Migliore was undergoing a breast augmentation procedure at her home in Maranello, but began to feel unwell. Andress fled the scene and the victim’s husband, Antonio Bevilacqua, took his wife “with the syringes still in her breasts” to a local hospital.
“Within minutes, she died in my arms,” Bevilacqua told local media. The Italian arrived at the hospital already lifeless.
Andress only turned herself in to the police the next day and the defense always denied that she had been remiss in her conduct, saying that the client waited until the ambulance arrived – something that was refuted by the court.
The autopsy showed that Migliore died of a pulmonary embolism caused by the entry of silicone into the lungs.
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