According to Wikipedia; Depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is an American legal term for an action that demonstrates a "callous disregard for human life" and results in death. In most states, depraved heart killings constitute second-degree murder.
If no death results, such acts would generally be defined as reckless endangerment (sometimes known as "Culpable Negligence") and possibly other crimes, such as assault.
The murder conviction, which took the jury 5 hours to find, carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. "We felt confident that the evidence would lead to a conviction," said Attorney General Jim Hood in a statement. "We hope this verdict will deliver some sense of justice for Ms. Gordon's family."
Gordon died eight days after receiving the injections in 2012.Prosecutors said Gordon's death was caused by the injections Garner administered. Gordon was referred to Garner by Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer,calling herself Pebbelz Da Model. Stewart was convicted of manslaughter in February and is serving a seven-year prison sentence.
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Garners attorney, John M. Collette, argues that the victims knew and was actively searching a dicey, illegal, bargain basement butt enhancement and that she had other procedures that could have caused her death. He also claims the silicone in the victim's body did not match that which was seized from Garners possession.
The big twist on this already weird story is that Tracy Lynn Garner was once a man, Morris Graner, who had a sex change, Garner also faces similar charges in the 2010 death of Marilyn Hale, of Selma, Alabama. The trial date in that case has not yet been set.