‘Black Madam’ out of hospital, murder trial still on hold

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A transgender “body sculptor” is back in prison after spending two days in a Philadelphia hospital in the midst of her murder trial testimony.

Padge-Victoria Windslowe is accused of killing a 20-year-old London dancer with illegal buttocks injections at an airport hotel. Doctors say the low-grade silicone spread to the victim’s lungs.

Two other women have said they were left critically ill.

Windslowe says she learned the technique from overseas doctors who performed her sex-change surgeries.

She says she has performed thousands of the procedures and earned the name “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections.”

Philadelphia prison spokeswoman Shawn Hawes says Windslowe is back in prison Thursday after being treated for chest pains since Monday.

She is expected back on the stand Friday if courts reopen after a winter storm.

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