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NEWARK---A Jamaican woman has been
sentenced to five years in prison in the
United States for carrying out a penis
enlargement procedure that led to the
death of a 22-year-old man.
Before Kasia Rivera was sentenced her
attorney Olubukola Adetula said she has
"accepted responsibility for her actions"
and wanted to "move on with the
rest of her life."
Essex County Assistant Prose-
cutor William Neafsey, however,
said Rivera may want to move on
with her life, but "we still have a
man that died."
"A man died because of her
recklessness," said Neafsey, adding
that "she had no business
sticking needles into anyone,
specifically sticking a needle
into a man s penis."
Rivera, 38, of East Orange, received
the prison term after having pleaded
guilty on September 8 to a reckless
manslaughter charge in connection with
the May 2011 death of Justin Street, 22,
also of East Orange. Prosecutors rec-
ommended the five-year sentence under
a plea deal.
Under the sentence handed down by
Superior Court Judge John Zunic, Rivera
must serve slightly more than four years
before becoming eligible for parole.
She will receive credit for nearly
eight months of time served.
Rivera declined to make a
statement during Monday s
In pleading guilty, Rivera
admitted to injecting silicone
into Street s penis when he
visited her home on Glen-
wood Avenue in East Orange.
The silicone was not the
kind used in medical proce-
dures, authorities said. Author-
ities have said the injection shot
directly into Street s bloodstream, shutting
down his organs, and he died as a result
the following day.
A medical examiner later determined
Street died from a silicone embolism, and
his death was ruled a homicide, authorities
At the time of her guilty plea, Rivera
acknowledged she was not trained as a
medical doctor and she was neither trained
nor licensed to administer the silicone
Rivera, who had worked as a bartender
in Irvington, could be deported to her
native Jamaica as a result of her guilty
plea, authorities said.
During Monday s hearing, Adetula
noted how Rivera had been cooperative
in the investigation. Adetula said Rivera
surrendered to the police when she knew
authorities were looking for her, and she
provided a statement to detectives about
her role in the incident. (NJ.com)
KINGSTON---The Director of Public
Prosecutions (DPP) has ruled that
police constables Leroy Curtis and
Denrick Thomas be charged with
conspiracy to murder a Manchester
Meanwhile, the woman s husband,
Vincent Coleman, has been charged
with murder. The victim, Norma
Henry Coleman, was shot dead while
driving in Mandeville on October 23.
Investigators believe that her killers
were paid Jca$1 million to commit
In an unrelated incident, two
officers were on Monday freed
of charges of breaching the Cor-
ruption Prevention Act after the
presiding magistrate found the
complainant s evidence under
Corporate Area Magistrate
Grace Henry Mckenzie, on
freeing the men, said that
the complainant s evi-
dence under cross-examination raised
doubt and a number of questions.
Constables Greg Drummond, 26,
and Dean Thomas, 32, who are
assigned to the Hunt s Bay Police Sta-
tion, were represented by attorney
Peter Champagnie and his junior
The men were arrested in Septem-
ber 2013 on allegations that they
demanded money from a female
wholesale operator they had held with
a quantity of uncustomed goods after
pulling over her vehicle.
for Investigations of Sexual
Offences and Child Abuse
(CISOCA) has commenced
a probe into an apparent
rape video posted to Face-
book on Monday.
The user who posted the video
has come under heavy backlash
since. The footage, which is a record-
ing of sexual intercourse between a
man and a seemingly unwilling
female participant, was posted from
the account of a man Facebook users
allege is 25 years old.
The sobbing female could be heard
saying "Odane no, Odane no," while
begging him to stop. "Odane please,
you wouldn waan nobody do your
sister so, so please!"
"But yuh diss me," the man
argued. "Odane please," the female
The dialogue continued with him
warning the female: "Weh mi seh?
Stop di...noise. One word out a yuh
mouth an me shot yuh a bax."
The video has attracted several
unfavourable comments with angry
Facebook users accusing the man of
being a rapist. A post to his profile
since the video went viral reads: "All
who a talk bout rape get this in a
unnu heads, mi neva rape from mi
The Jamaica Constabulary Force s
Corporate Communications Unit
(CCU) told the Jamaica Observer
yesterday that they are aware of the
video and that CISOCA is investi-
gating the matter.
(Jamaica Observer stories)
jailed for fatal
Cops, husband charged
in wife's contract killing
Police probe apparent
rape video on FB
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