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Charges over penis injection death

A man who died after having his penis injected with silicone was trying to get it enlarged, US authorities said.

The New Jersey woman police say gave the injection, resulting in his death, has been charged with manslaughter. She made her first court appearance in Newark on Tuesday.

Essex County prosecutor's office said 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street the injection in May. She has pleaded not guilty but remains in jail on 75,000 dollars bail.

Mr Street died the day after his injection. His death was ruled a homicide following an investigation and a medical examiner's determination that he died of a silicone embolism.

Rivera also faces charges of practising unauthorised medicine out of her apartment. Authorities say they are investigating whether she gave other people similar injections.

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