A woman who pleaded guilty to illegally injecting cement, Super Glue and Fix-a-Flat into patients' behinds has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Oneal Ron Morris was ordered Monday to spend 10 years behind bars and to serve five years of probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license, authorities said.
The Florida woman, who patients called "Duchess," told customers she provided silicone injections for procedures that included butt enhancements, police said.
One procedure led to the death of 2012 Shatarka Nuby, 31, who wrote to state health department officials that her buttocks had turned black and rock hard, and that her cosmetic surgeon was Morris — the same woman who had already arrested and accused of pumping mixtures of bathroom caulking, cement, mineral oil and tire sealant into other patient’s bodies.
Nuby died four months after writing the complaint.
Her aunt, Juanita Nuby, emotionally addressed the court Monday. “There’s no closure. Putting her in jail won’t bring her back. This is a court of man, all you can do is put her away and teach her a lesson."
Several other women told the judge they had become extremely ill after receiving injections from Morris, who offered the treatments at lower prices than most cosmetic practitioners.
"You gave us your word that the products you was using was A-1 products," said victim Kisha Jones. "Maybe in the beginning, but greed really took over because you was pocketing the money from every victim," CBS affiliate WFOR-TV reported.
Morris was charged in 2012. She pleaded guilty last month.
Photos of herself, and her patients, gained widespread attention because of the women’s misshapen bodies. Local media dubbed her the "Toxic Tush Doc."
Morris’ lawyer, William Lanphear, said he disagreed with the sentence Monday, saying patients knew his client was not a real physician.
"All parties share the responsibilities and the blame for their own actions and the role they played, he said, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel. "There was an assumption of risk from the victims."