'Black Madam' trial still on hold.

AuthorDale, Maryclaire

Byline: Maryclaire Dale

PHILADELPHIA -- A transgender ''body sculptor'' is back in prison after spending two days in a Philadelphia hospital in the midst of her colorful murder-trial testimony.

Padge-Victoria Windslowe is accused of killing a 20-year-old London dancer with illegal buttocks injections at an airport hotel in 2011. Doctors have said the low-grade silicone spread to the victim's lungs and stopped her heart.

Windslowe, 45, complained of chest pains at the courthouse Monday as she prepared to return to the witness stand. She was released late Wednesday and back in custody at a Philadelphia prison where she has been held since her arrest in 2012, prison spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said Thursday.

It's not clear if court or medical officials were concerned about potential damage from the many silicone injections the Rubenesque former madam and hip-hop artist said she has given herself. A gag order prevents lawyers from discussing the case.


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