A Queens woman is facing manslaughter charges for acting as a nurse during a botched back-alley butt lift that left a Harlem mom dead over the summer.
Allison Spence, 44, was picked up by cops on Thursday and charged with manslaughter and unauthorized practice of a profession for her role in thedeath of 31-year-old Latesha Bynum.
“That’s the most beautiful news I heard,” Bertie Bynum, 51, Latesha’s mother, told the Daily News of the arrest.
“They took my daughter. She should be in jail. She should do life.”
Authorities ruled Bynum’s death a homicide earlier this month.
Bynum met with a “nurse” in a Gramercy Park Dunkin’ Donuts that the doctor who performed her fatal surgery used as his waiting room on July 15.
She was then escorted to a residential building on E. 21st St. near First Ave., across from Stuyvesant Town, for the silicone injection sessions.
That night she called 911 from her home, claiming she felt dizzy and had chest pains.
Medics rushed her to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Medical Center, where doctors declared her brain-dead.
Two weeks later she was taken off life support.
Cops said at the time they had identified the doctor, whom was not publicly named, but had yet to make an arrest.
The physician is still not behind bars, but charges against Spence, bring a sense of justice to Bynum’s family.
“I know what I want to do. But I know I can’t do that,” said Bynum.
“I need to see her. I need to see who was part of taking my daughter out of this world, away from my family.”
Spence’s sister, Lisa, 46, admitted that her sister had no background in medicine.
“My sister told me she just massaged the body muscles where she got injected,” Lisa Spence told The News in the hallway outside her sister’s Jamaica apartment early Friday. “My sister never injected anybody.”
She portrayed the butt doctor — who she said Allison Spence dated as a teenager — as the true bad guy.
“Detectives are looking for him.” Lisa Spence said. “They have his mugshot. (He) has done this for a long time. She told us they had a place in the city that they rented.”
Spence’s grandmother was floored by the arrest, saying she had once worked as a model.
“I don’t know nothing about it, nothing at all,” said 92-year-old Bernice Spence.
“I don’t believe it. She’s not that kind of person. She ain’t never been that kind of person. Never ever.
“No, she was a model,” she added. “She was in her young day a model and then she did office work.”
She also ran a catering business with her grandmother’s help, her family said.
“She gives good insight about my work and, because she was a model, always gives me good ideas for characters and costumes,” said her niece, Emili Dwyer, 20, an aspiring artist and costume designer.
Three officers came to Allison Spence’s apartment Thursday morning, questioned her, then took her into custody, her sister said.
She is due to be arraigned on Friday.