A mom and daughter who allegedly posed as plastic surgery pros have been charged with murder after an aspiring adult film actress’ illegal butt augmentation surgery turned deadly.
Libby Adame, 51, and Alicia Galaz, 23, were arrested Aug. 5 in Riverside, California, in connection with the death of 26-year-old Karissa Rajpaul, who died at a local hospital hours after she underwent the botched procedure.
The Los Angeles Police Department told local outlets that the two women posed as specialists while performing the allegedly illegal procedure on Oct. 15, 2019 and likely have operated on a slew of other victims.
“These individuals have no medical training,” LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton told KABC. “They’re not experienced and they’re putting people’s lives at risk.”
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After Rajpaul suffered complications from the surgery, the women allegedly called 911 and then left her to die, Hamilton alleged.
“They took people’s cash and we know in a couple of incidents, it resulted in murder,” he added.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled the aspiring actress’ death a homicide due to acute cardiopulmonary dysfunction and intramuscular/intravascular silicone injections, CBS LA reported.
Detectives told local outlets that they had uncovered potential evidence in the case that suggests the pair used social media to advertise Brazilian butt lifts at a fraction of the usual cost.
Before her death, Rajpaul appeared in a video posted on social media that appeared to show her undergoing a procedure for butt augmentation. That footage has since been incorporated into the LAPD’s investigation of the botched operation, KABC reported.
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