Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Police Chief William Robinson announced today that Kasia N. Rivera, 34, of East Orange was arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Justin Street, 22, of East Orange.
On May 5, 2011 Mr. Street went to Rivera’s home in the 300 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Orange where he received a silicon injection in his penis. The next day he died as a result of the injection.
The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was silicone embolism. The death was ruled a homicide.
Following an investigation led by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, with assistance from the East Orange Police, Rivera was arrested today and charged with manslaughter and the unauthorized practice of medicine.
Bail was set at $75,000.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Other potential victims are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-7432 or 1-877-847-7432.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they plead guilty or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.