Fake Fix-a-Flat nurse arrested, charged with manslaughter for Broward client’s death

07/26/2012 5:00 AM

07/26/2012 8:30 PM

Oneal Morris, the transgender woman charged in two counties with injecting people seeking fuller figures with a toxic concoction which included Fix-a-Flat, on Thursday was charged with manslaughter in the death of a Broward County client.

Morris, 32, of Hollywood, has been charged in the death of Shatarka Nuby, 31, of Tamarac.

Morris was arrested at her mother’s house in Coconut Creek. She faces one count of manslaughter.

“It’s tragic, absolutely tragic,” said Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella, of the death of Nuby.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Nuby had paid Morris, known as The Duchess, hundreds of dollars to inject her at her home with the concoction which promised to enhance her buttock, hips, thighs and breasts. Morris would sometimes be dressed in scrubs, giving the impression she was a medical worker — a doctor or a nurse, but detectives say she was a fake.

Nuby died in March while incarcerated in a Tallahassee jail from what an assistant medical examiner called “massive systemic silicone migration” as a consequence of cosmetic silicone injections. Nuby complained to friends and relatives that the injection sites on her body became hard and hot and her skin turned black.

Before she died, Nuby had reported Morris to the Florida Department of Health, according to the arrest affidavit. She told investigators that she had been injected about 10 times between 2007 and 2011, the affidavit states.

Following Nuby’s death, Morris was charged in Broward with three counts of practicing medicine without a license. Prosecutors say she injected many patients with a dangerous mixture of products including mineral oil, rubber cement, Fix-a-Flat and caulk. Many of the items were purchased at The Home Depot.

Morris has denied the allegations.

Morris was first arrested on similar charges late last year in Miami-Dade. Photos released after her arrest showed that she had also injected herself with the concoction that gave her a disproportionately large buttock and hips.

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