State rests in buttocks injections trial

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Prosecutors have rested their case in the depraved-heart murder trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the silicone buttocks injections that authorities say killed a woman.

Natasha Stewart of suburban Memphis, Tenn., is on trial in Jackson, Miss., in the March 2012 death of Karima Gordon of Atlanta.

Prosecutors concluded their case Thursday.

Defense lawyer Kevin Camp says he’ll call two or three witnesses Friday.

Stewart, an adult entertainer also known as Pebbelz Da Model, is charged with taking $200 for a referral to the alleged injector and falsely representing the injector was a nurse.

Depraved-heart murder is a legal term for an action that demonstrates a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death. It carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.