11-year sentence for woman in fatal silicone injection

Posted at 1:27 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 13:27:01-04

ATLANTA (AP) -- A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections - including one that caused a woman's death.

Court records show 47-year-old Deanna Roberts of Sanford, Florida, was sentenced Friday.

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta said Roberts pleaded guilty in March to eight felony counts and admitted that she caused one death.

U.S. Attorney John Horn's office said in a news release that Roberts falsely claimed to be a licensed medical practitioner and illegally transported liquid silicone from Florida to Atlanta for clandestine cosmetic procedures between 2004 and December.

She injected silicone into people's buttocks, hips and other body parts. Prosecutors said she continued obtaining illegal silicone even after learning that one person died and others had been hospitalized.