Covering Louisiana

Nov 2, 2013 5:32 PM by AP (PHOTO: MGN ONLINE)

Woman in Coma After Illegal Injections

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are searching for a beauty pageant performer suspected of illegally injecting silicone into the hips and buttocks of two women, one of whom lapsed into a coma.

Local media outlets reported that the suspect, 32-year-old Armani Nicole Davenport, is a transgender woman whose birth name is Larry Tremmell Bernard. The reports said that police obtained an arrest warrant Friday for Davenport on a charge of negligent injuring.

According to the local news reports, police believe two women voluntarily received silicone injections from Davenport at a New Orleans home on Oct. 24. One of the women summoned paramedics after her friend developed breathing problems.

Investigators believe Davenport is a Baton Rouge native who lives in Dallas and often travels between Louisiana, Texas and Georgia to perform in pageants.




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