Homicide

Underground 'body sculptor' at murder trial says thousands chose her; testimony to continue

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.

Padge Victoria Windslowe says clients chose her over licensed surgeons because of her deft work. But authorities believe Windslowe caused the 20-year-old London woman's death in 2011 and injured several other women through shoddy silicone injections.

The 45-year-old Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday afternoon and faces more cross-examination this week.

She says she has performed thousands of buttocks enhancements for adult entertainers, transgender women and run-of-the-mill women seeking more "self-esteem."

Windslowe faces 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted of third-degree murder. She has been in prison since 2012.