Woman’s death by butt implant ruled a homicide

December 18, 2018 - 1:18 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The New York City Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Lesbia Ayala a homicide.

Ayala was the 43-year-old Philadelphia woman who got a risky buttocks implant procedure a few months ago in the city, then went into cardiac arrest and died at the home of a friend in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.

Those who allegedly did the procedure had already been facing federal malpractice charges, it's not clear if those charges will be upgraded following the medical examiner's ruling.