Doctor' held in buttocks injection death
27 July 2012, 13:03
Miami — A woman posing as a physician was arrested
on Thursday and charged in the death of a woman who died after
authorities said her body was pumped with unknown toxic substances
during a buttocks-enhancement surgery.
Shatarka Nuby, a
31-year-old mother, paid a woman known as "Dutchess" hundreds of dollars
to come to her house and inject her buttocks, hips, thighs and breasts
with an unknown substance.
The Dutchess, whose real name is
Oneal Morris, sometimes wore medical scrubs and a stethoscope. She
allegedly sealed Nuby's injections with super glue and cotton balls,
according to Broward County Sheriff's deputies.
Nuby told friends
the injections became hard and hot and that her skin turned black. She
wrote a letter to Department of Health investigators before her death in
March in Tallahassee.
An assistant medical examiner said she
suffered "massive systemic silicone migration" from the injections,
according to a release from the sheriff's office.
said Nuby was one of several victims who sought out 32-year-old Morris
for cosmetic procedures. Some of the victims developed complications and
infections after the injections, which included bathroom caulk, cement,
Super Glue, Fix-A-Flat and mineral oil into the bodies of the victims,
Morris was arrested at her mother's South Florida
home on Thursday and charged with manslaughter. Her attorney, Michael
Mirer, declined comment.
Morris — who police say was born a man
and identifies as a woman — was also arrested last fall after nearly a
year of being sought and charged with practicing medicine without a
license with serious bodily injury.
Authorities said a victim
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 the toxic chemicals into her backside during
a painful procedure.