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Charges filed after Fayetteville woman dies from unlicensed silicone injections

Posted March 20, 2017 2:44 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2017 5:53 p.m. EDT

— A 42-year-old Salisbury woman is charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly gave unlicensed silicone injections that led to the death of a Fayetteville woman, according to authorities.

According to police, Symone Jones, 19, traveled from Fayetteville to 353 Union Heights Blvd. in Salisbury, where she received non-medical-grade silicone injections from Kavonceya Iman Cornelius, 42.

Jones went back to Fayetteville after receiving the injections and died Jan. 12 as a result of the procedure, authorities said.

According to her Facebook post, Jones experienced shortness of breath after the injection.

Authorities said they were prompted to look closely into Jones' death after a person from out-of-state came forward and said they became seriously ill after receiving silicone injections from Cornelius.

Cornelius was being held in the Rowan County Detention Center without bond. Her first appearance was set for Wednesday.