Ron Oneal Morris turned herself to Miami-Dade authories to begin her prison sentence. (Source: CBS4)
MIAMI, Florida (CBSMiami) - A South Florida transgendered woman who reportedly
injected "super glue" and Fix-A-Flat into the buttocks of women in botched illegal cosmetic surgery procedures turned herself to Miami-Dade
authories to begin her prison sentence.
Last October, Ron Oneal Morris pleaded guilty to one count of
practicing health care 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 nine and a half months in jail and should be
released in October.
Morris, who was born a man but identifies as a woman, will serve her time with the male population.
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 Friday Nov. 18th, 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
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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