Morris Garner, the male-to-transgender street practitioner who was convicted in a fatal butt injections procedure, was found dead in prison on Sunday, the Mississippi Department of Corrections confirms.
Garner, 58, was found unresponsive in his prison cell on Sunday morning. He was transported to a Mississippi hospital where he was pronounced dead after serving 3.5 years of his life sentence.
Garner, who also went by the name Tracy Lynn Garner, was convicted in the death of Karima Gordon, or Atlanta, in 2012.
Garner was arrested on April 6, 2012 and charged with depraved-heart murder, after Gordon's autopsy revealed she had been injected with cement and other industrial products.
A depraved-heart murder is a legal term for a crime that demonstrates a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death.
Police also arrested Natasha Stewart, aka Pebblez da Model, and charged her with brokering the deal that resulted in Gordon's death.
Gordon reportedly met Pebbles in New York and paid her $200 for the referral to Garner who was not legally licensed to perform such procedures.
Pebbelz Da Model’s Twitter page featured photos advertising Garner's work. The photos showed Pebblez's grossly deformed buttocks and hips, consistent with butt shots or butt implants.