'Black Madam' is hospitalized with chest pains

Padge Victoria Windslowe, who calls herself "the Black Madam."

THE TRIAL OF "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe did not continue yesterday because the defendant was hospitalized.

Windslowe was taken to a hospital yesterday morning after complaining of chest pains, Philadelphia Prison System spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said.

Windslowe, 45, was to resume testifying in her trial in connection with silicone butt injections she gave to two women, one of whom died shortly after receiving the injections.

Yesterday morning, after attorneys met privately with Common Pleas Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi, a court crier told observers that the trial would not resume until the afternoon. Then, at 2 p.m., the court crier said that "the defendant took ill" and that the trial would not resume until tomorrow morning.

Windslowe is accused of third-degree murder in the death of Claudia Aderotimi, a British street dancer; and with aggravated assault for injuries allegedly suffered by Sherkeeia King, a Phily strip-club dancer.

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