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Bogus doctor gets 10 years for injecting toxic substances into patients


A Florida woman accused of injecting Fix-a-Flat, cement, silicone, mineral oil and Super Glue into the buttocks of women in to try to enhance their figures was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison over a death resulting from the toxic mix, according to local media reports.  

The 2012 death of Shatarka Nuby, 31, was dubbed the “toxic tush” case. O’Neal Morris, 31, served nearly a year in prison on charges of practicing medicine without a license after it was discovered she illegally injected toxic substances to enhance women's buttocks, leaving many scarred for life.

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Morris, who police say was born a man, but identifies as a woman, pleaded for mercy before a Broward County judge. 

"I have never, ever, or would dare ever to inject, or have injected any human with any type of unknown substance, such as Super Glue, cement, Fix-a-Flat, concrete, nothing that comes from Home Depot, nothing that comes out of any hardware store," Morris said.

Related: ‘Toxic tush doctor’ facing steep prison time if convicted in death

Nuby’s family members appeared in court asking for justice. 

"What you took from me, that was a precious jewel," said Nuby’s mother, Sherri Pitts.

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A plea deal called for a sentence of up to 15 years. The judge decided to sentence Morris to 10 years in state prison, followed by five years of probation along with restitution, local media reported. 

Over her attorney’s arguments, the judge ordered Morris to serve time in a men’s prison because Florida law doesn't make exemptions for transgender inmates.


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