Manslaughter charge follows breast filler death
PROSECUTORS have added manslaughter to the charges against Chinese tourist Jie Shao, who allegedly issued a lethal dose of anesthetic to cosmetic entrepreneur Jean Huang in a botched breast procedure last week.
Ms Shao, 33, had only been in the country a few days on a tourist visa when she allegedly administered Ms Huang, 35, tramadol and lidocaine before injecting breast fillers.
Ms Huang was rushed to hospital and revived on Wednesday afternoon but died on Friday.
Central Court heard yesterday that manslaughter had been added to charges of reckless grievous bodily harm and using poison to endanger life.
Court documents allege "Jie Shao did cause the death of Jean Huang in circumstances amounting to manslaughter”, adding that she "injected Jean Huang with varying amounts of anesthetic in the form of tramadol and lidocaine and the restricted substance hyaluronic acid”.
Ms Shao and Ms Huang met through a friend, and police said they had an agreement Ms Shao would carry out the procedure at the Chippendale clinic Ms Huang managed and part-owned.
When Ms Huang had a cardiac arrest, two other people present, Ronald Hsiao and Yuegiong Fu, tried CPR.
Police allege Ms Huang's reactions were consistent with an "overdose or adverse reaction”.
Ms Shao allegedly admitted to administering some anesthetic and the breast fillers, but denied giving Ms Huang tramadol.
- Nick Hansen