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Tracey Lynn Garner, Miss. woman, charged in second death tied to butt-enhancement

Morris Garner, who also goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, is escorted into a Hinds County courtroom by bailiff Tony Queen in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, for a bond hearing. Garner, who dresses and lives as a woman, has been charged with depraved-heart murder after performing an illegal buttocks implant that killed a Georgia woman, authorities said. He is charged with performing the procedure in March at his house in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said during a news conference that Garner had no training or license to perform such a procedure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio V. Solis

Tracey Lynn Garner is escorted into a Hinds County courtroom in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, for a bond hearing.
Rogelio V. Solis

(CBS/AP) JACKSON, Miss. - Tracey Lynn Garner, a Mississippi woman, is charged in a second death related to giving buttocks-enhancing injections without being trained or licensed.

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The state attorney general's office says the 53-year-old Garner of Jackson, formerly known as Morris Garner, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of depraved heart murder. Conviction carries a potential life sentence.

The release says Garner injected "a silicone substance" into Marilyn Hale of Selma, Ala., on Jan. 13, 2010, and Hale later died.

Records show Garner was in the Hinds County Detention Center on Monday. Her attorney, John Colette, was not immediately available.

Garner had been on house arrest awaiting trial in a similar case in the 2012 death of an Atlanta woman.

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