A Florida woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years’ probation after pleading no contest to illegally injecting toxic substances into women’s backsides and causing illness, disfigurement and even death.
Oneal Ron Morris also pleaded no contest to a manslaughter charge after one of her illegal procedures led to the death of 31-year-old Shatarka Nuby, CBS Miami notes.
“There’s no closure. Putting [Morris] in jail won’t bring her back,” Juanita Nuby said of Morris and the death of her niece Shatarka. “This is a court of man; all you can do is put her away and teach her a lesson.”
Morris argued that she did not mean to hurt her friend. However, several women testified, telling a judge that they got sick after Morris injected them with what they thought was medical-grade silicone for an illegal butt-enhancement procedure.
“You gave us your word that the products you was using was A-1 products. And come to find out they were not,” one victim, Kisha Jones, said. “Maybe in the beginning, but greed really took over, because you was pocketing the money from every victim.”
Indeed, far from using “A-1 products,” Morris in fact injected a mixture of “super glue,” silicone, mineral oil, cement and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant into the bodies of women.
“My daughter died the most inhumane death; 18 months she suffered with not knowing the full of what he put in her body,” Shatarka Nuby’s mother, Sherri Pitts, said. “The doctors couldn’t do anything until they knew what portion they put in her body.”
As the Washington Post notes, Morris has suffered from her own cheap practices, using the same methods on her own body, leaving her with abnormally large and misshapen hips and buttocks.
Morris defended herself, saying that she would “never, ever, nor would dare ever,” to inject “any human with any type of unknown substance.”
“I’ve been found guilty by the media and outside sources based on lies,” she said.
Morris’ defense attorney William Lanphear disagreed with the prison sentence, claiming that Morris’ victims knew they were not dealing with a licensed physician.
“All parties share the responsibilities and the blame for their own actions and the role they played,” Lanphear told the Sun Sentinel. “There was an assumption of risk obligation from the victims.”
According to the Post, Morris, who is transgender, is set to serve her prison sentence in a men’s facility, despite her gender identity.