‘Toxic Tush’ suspect begins prison term

 

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A South Florida transgender woman who reportedly injected “super glue” and Fix-A-Flat into the buttocks of women in botched illegal cosmetic surgery procedures has turned herself in to Miami-Dade authories to begin a prison sentence.

Last October, Oneal Ron Morris pleaded guilty to one count of practicing healthcare without a license. She was then sentenced to 336 days in state prison.

As she walked down the hallway to courtroom of Judge Sue Ellen Venzer she told media photographers to “Leave me alone.”

Defense attorney Michael Mirer said with credit for time served Morris is looking at 9 1/2 months in jail and should be released in October.

Morris, born a man but who identifies as a woman, will serve her time in the men’s section of the jail.

Prosecutors worked out a deal with Morris’ attorney because they said a lack of physical evidence and the reluctance of witnesses to testify would make a conviction difficult. The state added that they never found evidence that Morris actually used Fix-A-Flat in her injections.

Morris was first arrested Nov. 18, 2011.

Authorities say a person who was looking to get a job at a nightclub and wanted a curvier figure paid Morris $700 for the injections in 2010. Morris allegedly used some type of tubing and inserted a toxic concoction into her backside during a painful procedure.

She was rearrested after a second person came forward claiming to have been treated by Morris and her associate Corey Eubank, according to Miami Gardens police.

Eubank, 40, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of culpable negligence last year. In exchange, he received one year of probation.

In Broward, Morris still faces a number of charges including manslaughter 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.

Another woman, Valentina Lopez of Hallandale Beach, 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.

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