$150K Bond For Accused Fake Butt Doctor
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MIAMI (CBS4) – The alleged fake doctor accused of injecting Fix-A-Flat into patients is waiting to bond out of the Broward County jail after being charged with manslaughter.
Oneal Ron Morris was arrested at her mother’s Coconut Creek home Thursday charged in the death of a woman whose body was pumped with unknown toxic substances during a buttocks-enhancement surgery, according to authorities.
Standing in a jail jumpsuit, Morris appeared before Broward County Judge John Hurley, in cases involving two separate victims.
“Your client is charged with practicing medicine without a license resulting in great bodily injury and count 2 is manslaughter,” said Judge Hurley.
In court, Morris’ bond was set at $150,000.
“Let me ask you Mr. Morris, do you currently have any money in the bank?” asked the judge. Morris replied, “No my family will bond me out.”
It was also revealed in court on Friday that another woman has come forward to say Morris injected her and made her ill.
Valentina Lopez of Hallandale Beach says two years ago she had silicone injections done on her buttocks which resulted in knots and required seven surgeries to fix her injuries.
Her family said Friday that Lopez is currently in the hospital on bedrest.
“I’m not going to comment on what my client acknowledges as far as her injecting anybody,” said Morris’ attorney Michael Mirer.
Mirer maintains his client is innocent.
But investigators said Morris was using dangerous products like household silicone on Shatarka Nuby who died in prison in March 2012 while serving a fraud conviction in Tallahassee. Nuby and another woman were convicted of using a stolen identity to pay for bigger breast implants and liposuction.
“The alleged deceased victim is claiming that those infections were a result of my client, I have no evidence of that,” said attorney Mirer.
An assistant medical examiner found that Nuby’s body contained an excessive amount of silicone. It was determined Nuby died of “massive systemic silicone migration” as a consequence of cosmetic silicone injections. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Morris told the victim’s aunt that she was injecting silicone from Home Depot into her patient.
She also allegedly sealed Nuby’s injections with super glue and cotton balls, according to BSO.
Nuby’s family said their loved one believed Morris, who was a family friend, was a trained medical professional
“We were under the impression that it was mineral oil and healthy, natural stuff that she was doing,” said Luvenia Thompson, Nuby’s grandmother.
Nuby’s family also said Nuby often complained of the injection sites feeling hard and hot and she developed breathing problems and lung disease along with other issues.
“She said she was turning dark all the way down to her knees,” Thompson said.
Morris, who was born a man and lives as a woman, was first arrested in 2011 for performing medicine without a license.
She was arrested again in March 2012 when more alleged victims came forward.
Detectives say she injected fix-a-flat cement and other dangerous items into people’s bodies.
Many of Morris’ alleged victims claim they heard of her services through word of mouth in the transgender community. They say Morris charged then thousands of dollars for the injections and often wore surgical scrubs and a stethoscope to give the appearance of a legit business.
The Florida Department of Health said anyone who believes they are a victim of Morris should contact either their local law enforcement agency or the FDH’s Unlicensed Activity Program at 1-877-425-8852.