Criminal courts

‘Toxic tush’ butt doctor pleads guilty, will serve 1 year in prison

 

dovalle@MiamiHerald.com

A Miami Gardens transgender woman who drew national headlines for reportedly injecting Fix-a-Flat, Super Glue and mineral oil into the buttocks of women during illegal cosmetic surgeries will serve one year in prison.

Oneal Ron Morris, 32, on Thursday accepted the plea deal of 366 days in prison for one count of the illegal practice of healthcare. She’ll surrender on Jan. 7.

The plea deal came four months after a Miami-Dade judge rejected a plea offering that would have landed Morris in jail for 180 days, plus five years of probation.

But Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ellen Sue Venzer rejected the deal, saying the sentence was too light.

The “toxic tush” case drew widespread attention after images emerged of Morris herself displaying her own swollen and misshapen posterior.

Prosecutors say the botched operations left two women ill and disfigured. Morris also faced more charges in Broward County, including a manslaughter count after one victim died after an operation.

The Miami-Dade plea deal spares the victims, sensitive about the notoriety of the case, from having to testify in open court, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors on Thursday stressed they never were able to determine exactly what substance Morris used in injecting the women.

“I think the media picked up on key word and ran with it,” her lawyer, Michael Mier, told the court. “There was no evidence of Fix-a-Flat or Super Glue.”

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