Man Charged in Fatal Buttocks Injection Indicted on U.S. Charges

The man accused of giving a woman buttocks injections in a Maryland hotel room, allegedly causing her death, has been indicted on federal charges.

A nine-count indictment was returned Monday against Vinnie Taylor, 44, of Wilmington, North Carolina. The indictment alleges that Taylor sold and injected food-grade liquid silicone into people seeking to enhance their buttocks.

Prosecutors say Taylor injected at least seven women in Prince George's County with the silicone between September 2013 and September 2014.

Taylor is being held in Maryland on state charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of a woman in March 2014 after he allegedly gave her butt injections in a hotel room in Capitol Heights, Md.

According to an arrest warrant, Taylor met the victim at a hotel room in Capitol Heights in March 2014 and gave her injections in her buttocks. Investigators say the woman became ill after the injections and checked herself into a local hospital, where she later died.

Detectives say they were unable to find any evidence that Taylor had any medical training. The woman's death was ruled a homicide.

In June, Kelly Mayhew, 34, of Suitland, Md. was found unresponsive in a Queens, N.Y. home in June after she received a cosmetic procedure there, investigators from the New York Police Department told WNBC in New York.

Mayhew, a BET employee, had trouble breathing after receiving silicone injections in her buttocks, her mother told police, the Daily News reported. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Court records do not list a federal lawyer for Taylor.

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