Woman Sentenced in Case of Lethal Butt Injection

Oneal Ron Morris gets 10 years in prison, 5 years probation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2017 1:22 PM CDT
Morris, seen here in photos provided by Miami police, performed the illegal surgery on herself.   (Miami Gardens Police)

(Newser) – A Florida woman whose deadly butt-enhancement injections led to a woman's death was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and five years of probation, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Oneal Ron Morris, 36, was accused in 2011 of injecting tire sealant, cement, and Super Glue into the butts of women who wanted a curvier figure but couldn't pay standard cosmetic surgery prices. One of those women, Shatarka Nuby, paid Morris $2,000 between 2007 and 2010 for multiple butt injections, and died from complications related to the injections in 2012. Morris pleaded no contest to manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license.

Morris' defense lawyer argued for a lesser sentence because her clients knew she was not a real doctor. "All parties share the responsibilities and the blame for their own actions and the role they played," he said. "There was an assumption of risk obligation from the victims." But several of Morris' clients told the judge they suffered after the injections, CBS Miami reports. "You gave us your word that the products you was using was A-1 products. And come to find out they were not," said one. "Maybe in the beginning, but greed really took over, because you was pocketing the money from every victim." (Read more manslaughter stories.)

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