Tuesday, a jury in Dallas found a local salon worker guilty of murder. Prosecutors say she injected industrial-grade silicone and a woman’s buttocks, which led to her untimely death.
It took the jury two days of deliberations to find Denise Ross, also known as “Wee Wee.” The 45-year-old cosmetician was convicted of practicing without a license, and murder.
Ross is best known, according to prosecutors, for giving women larger butts, or as they’re famously known as in Dallas, the “Wee Wee Booty.” She worked at the Deep Ellum salon in Dallas, TX.
The victim was 34-year-old Wykesha Reid. On February 19, 2015, Ross injected her with industrial-grade silicone for, what the prosecution believes to be, about eight hours at a salon on East Side Avenue. It was her fourth visit to the Deep Ellum salon for butt injections from Ross.
This procedure, which was illegal, traveled through the lungs of Reid, making it difficult for her to breathe, testified Dr. Stephen Lenfest, the medical examiner who performed her autopsy.
Reid received illegal buttocks injections at least three times in the past. Her autopsy showed she had developed cysts in her rear side and that silicone remained in her body after her death, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Jimmy Joe (Alicia) Clark also performed silicone injections on Reid, who died of pulmonary embolism, the doctor said. Clark was charged with manslaughter and goes to trial in June.
Prosecutors said Ross and Clark worked together to clean up the crime scene. But Ross’ defense attorney, Heath Harris, said there wasn’t enough evidence to prove his client used silicone before Reid’s death. He added that the evidence pointed to Clark instead.
A witness said Clark was standing outside the salon hours before the incident and that Clark was the one who called 911, the paper reported.
Ross is expected to be sentenced. She faces life in prison.
Her conviction comes after a Miami transgender woman, Oneal Morris, known as the “toxic tush doctor” was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.