Bond Reduced For Accused Fake Butt Doctor
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Bond has been reduced for the alleged fake doctor accused of injecting Fix-A-Flat into patients and later charged with manslaughter.
According to Broward County State Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kim Fontana, bond for Oneal Ron Morris was lowered from $150,000 to $25,000 with several special conditions.
Morris waived her right to a speedy trial, must wear an ankle-monitoring bracelet, surrender her passport and be present at all court proceedings in the future.
Morris was arrested at her mother’s Coconut Creek home in July and charged in the death of Shatarka Nuby, 31, who died in March while serving time in a Tallahassee prison.
After her death, the assistant medical examiner determined Nuby died of “massive systemic silicone migration” as a consequence of cosmetic silicone injections that were allegedly given to her by Oneal in 2007, which she then sealed with cotton balls and super glue.
Before her death, Nuby told a Florida Department of Health investigator that she paid Morris at least $2,000 for about 10 treatments between 2007 and 2011 to enhance her buttocks, hips, thighs and breasts.
Morris, is known to have injected other women with substances such as bathroom caulk, cement, Super Glue and the tire product Fix-A-Flat, officials with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.
Morris claimed that she worked for a plastic surgeon and knew how to perform procedures like butt injections.
Another woman, Valentina Lopez of Hallandale Beach also came forward in July and claimed injections given to her by Morris two years ago made her ill. Lopez said she had silicone injections done on her buttocks which resulted in knots and required seven surgeries to fix her injuries.
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.
Many of Morris’ alleged victims claim they heard of her services through word of mouth in the transgender community. They say Morris charged 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.