By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sentencing is scheduled for June for Padge Victoria Windslowe, the ‘Black Madam,’ convicted yesterday of murder and aggravated assault in a bizarre case of black market buttocks enhancement injections.
Prosecutors say the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 35 to 70 years in prison.
Prosecutor Bridget Kirn says the defendant’s motive was money for her recording studio – performing under the name “Black Madam” – and for expensive cars.
According to Kirn, Padge Victoria Windslowe targeted vulnerable women looking for elusive beauty and self-esteem. Kirn says she even blamed 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi for her own death, claiming she didn’t follow instructions.
“She didn’t think about these girls, she didn’t care about these girls. In fact, she sort of mocked them, even listening to how she referred to some of them as street girls, instead of victims. And never once on that stand did she cry for any of these girls. Never once did she cry for Claudia,” Kirn says.
Another woman, Sherkeeia King, also got an injection and was hospitalized. King survived, but still suffers.
“She can’t even go to the park anymore with her son and chase him and know that she can do that safely,” says Kirn. “Things that the rest of us take for granted, walking normally, just being able to enjoy herself, she can’t do. She can’t because that silicone is always going to be in her lungs, it’s always going to be in her heart, and that’s if she is fortunate and it doesn’t move on to other parts.”
For King and others, prosecutors call it a ticking time bomb in their bodies.