‘Black Madam’ faces Wednesday preliminary hearing in ‘pumping party’ case

A preliminary hearing for Padge-Victoria Windslowe, the so-called “Black Madam” who was arrested in late February in Germantown and charged with injuring someone at a buttocks-enhancement “pumping party,” is scheduled for WednesdBack storyay morning.

Assistant District Attorney Bridget Kirn said Tuesday afternoon that she could not discuss details of evidence which she planned to present during the hearing at the Criminal Justice Center.

Charges against Windslowe stem from the case of a 23-year-old woman being hospitalized after silicone reached her lungs after an unlicensed enhancement-injection procedure.

That victim, who allegedly paid $1,000 for the botched procedure that landed her in Lankenau Hospital, is expected to testify at Wednesday’s hearing.

The background

The investigation into a fatal 2011 injection at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport, with which Windslowe is suspected but not charged, remains open.

Windslowe’s attorney Christopher Mannix was not available for comment on Tuesday.

After a successful bail-reduction hearing in March, however, he said he expected the prosecution to present, among other witnesses, medical experts.

NewsWorks will report from Wednesday’s hearing at which Windslowe, a transgender individual, will learn whether she will be held for trial on aggravated assault, theft by deceptive practices and other related charges.

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