A 31-year-old Harlem woman and mother of two died two weeks after getting a buttocks enhancement surgery. Latesha Bynum’s family and lawyer are claiming her death was a murder.
Reports the New York Daily News:
“My daughter was murdered,” Bertie Bynum, 51, Latesha’s distraught mother, told the Daily News on Monday.
“I want to know: Why did they kill my baby? Why did they do that. They wasn’t supposed to do that.”
She added, “You killed a mother, you killed a sister!”
Police provided only scant details about the office where Bynum got her injections on July 15.
According to police, the procedure occurred at a residential building on E. 21st St. near First Ave. There is no indication that it was a medical facility or that a doctor was even present.
Bynum reportedly received the butt injections at 1pm on July 15. At 11 pm the same day, she called 911 after experiencing dizziness and chest pains.
Bynum was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Medical Center where she was declared brain dead She was removed from life support about five days later, shortly before her 32nd birthday.
The authorities are still awaiting autopsy result to determine Bynum’s cause of death.
Bynum’s family believes she was murdered due to negligence.
Her brother, Tymel Bynum, 26, said her feet turned blue after the procedure, and she was placed in the shower twice at the clinic where she received the injection before being sent home.
“Why wasn’t she taken to medical care? That probably could’ve saved her life,” he said.
“That’s murder. Just because the person didn’t pull a trigger, it’s still murder.”
This is just terrible.
Rest in power Latesha Bynum.