July 24, 2012: The District Attorney’s Office has charged 42 year old Padge Windslowe with Third Degree Murder, Conspiracy, Reckless Endangerment, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, and Unauthorized Practice of Medicine for the 2011 death of a British woman.
On February 7, 2011, 20 year old Claudia Aderotimi came from England to the United States after seeing an internet posting advertising body enhancement by the defendant. Ms. Aderotimi did not know that Windslowe was an unlicensed and untrained layperson who was using local hotels like day spas. Ms. Aderotimi was injected in her buttocks with a needle filled with silicone; shortly after the injection she experienced chest pains as the silicone traveled through her system and into her blood stream and organs. Ms. Aderotimi’s friends were in the hotel during the procedure and alerted the defendant of the medical crisis. Windslowe told Ms. Aderotimi and her friends that she should drink more fluids and if she needed, call an ambulance. Instead of making sure that Ms. Aderomtimi was okay, the defendant then used that as her opportunity to leave. Ms. Aderotimi died a short time later.
There was a lengthy investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies including South West Detectives, Homicide Detectives, the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the FDA in the death of Ms. Aderotimi. The Medical Examiner ultimately determined that Ms. Aderotimi died needlessly as a result of pulmonary embolism due to complications from the silicone injection to her buttocks, and that her manner of death was indeed a homicide.
On March 1, 2012, Windslowe was charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Aggravated Assault, Theft by Deception, Deceptive Practices, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Simple Assault and Reckless Endangerment of Another Person. She was arrested in East Germantown at a “pumping party” where it’s believed she was about to perform more procedures similar to the one that killed Ms. Aderotimi.
“Padge Windslowe’s arrogance and blatant disregard for human life is shocking,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “Her conduct cost one young woman her life and placed countless others in danger. The defendant put her own greed above the public’s health and safety, and instead of being remorseful she bragged about prospective clients.”
Padge Windslowe was arraigned on these new charges today and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on August 8, 2012 in courtroom 306.