A New York mom died just before her birthday as a result of a botched buttock augmentation from a shady clinic, her mother has claimed.
Latesha Bynum, 31, died on Thursday after spending almost two weeks in hospital on life support - apparently as a direct result of her injections.
'My daughter was murdered,' her mom, Bertie Bynum, 51, told the New York Daily News. 'I want to know: Why did they kill my baby? Why did they do that. They wasn't supposed to do that.'
Latesha Bynum (pictured) died on Thursday, apparently as a result of complications from a butt-lift procedure that she underwent on July 15 that resulted in her being put on life support
Bynum was a mom to two girls, aged 8 and 13 (center). Her brother said she would never have risked leaving them motherless if she'd known the operation was so dangerous
She also gave a message to the surgeons: 'You killed a mother, you killed a sister!'
Bynum, whose daughters are 13 and eight, visited the supposed clinic on July 15.
The clinic is located in a Manhattan residential building on E 21st St and First Avenue, near Stuyvesant Town, according to police, who declined to give an exact address.
They said they were also unable to confirm whether the operation was performed legally, although her brother claimed the clinic was licensed.
The injections were administered at around 1pm; by 11pm Bynum had