Been a while since I had any news concerning the Padge Victoria Windslowe pumping case in Philly.
Windslowe was arrested in 2012 and charged in July 2012 with third degree murder in the February 7, 2011 death of 20 year old Claudia Aderotimi.
The British citizen flew from London to Philadelphia to get a buttocks injection at a pumping party in a nearby airport hotel and subsequently died hours later from a pulmonary embolism caused by the injection administered by Windslowe.
Windslowe is also facing aggravated assault charges for a February 2012 silicone butt injection that gravely injured a 23 year old Philadelphia woman.
Windslowe's bail was initially set at an excessively high $10 million but was subsequently reduced to $750,000. She has been confined to her parents' Philadelphia home and wears an electronic-monitoring device. She has been in that situation for 2.5 years because she can't pay the bond, and awaits her trial date scheduled to start February 17, 2015.
After a long silence, the 42 year old Windslowe was back in the news in June after she wrote letters to the Philadelphia Daily News that were subsequently published.
Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi warned her in a hearing, it could have resulted in her being found in contempt of court because they violated the gag order placed on the case.
Another hearing held August 14 barred defense attorney David Rudenstein from calling for testimony from Windslowe's satisfied pumping customers. The defense attorney wanted to call those witnesses in order to prove that she did not act with malice in the Aderotimi case, which Assistant District attorney Bridget Kim opposed.
Malice is a key element in this third degree murder case. A conviction carries a 20-40 year state prison sentence. If Rudenstein is able to convince the jury that Windslowe did not act with malice, the most serious charge she could be convicted of is involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 2.5 to five years.
Stay tuned for the latest info in this pumping case as I receive it.