Brazilian Doctor Denis Furtado, Known as Dr. BumBum, Arrested After Patient Dies Following Butt Enhancement Surgery
The Brazilian doctor was taken into custody Friday after one of his patients died while receiving a butt enhancement procedure at his home.
Dr. BumBum has been busted.
Lilian Calixto, a 46-year-old mother of two, was pronounced dead last Saturday at a hospital, where she was taken after becoming ill at Furtado’s home during the surgery.
Local reports indicated Furtado took Calixto to the hospital and she was admitted with an abnormally fast heartbeat. Hours later, she was dead.
Furtado then vanished. He was on the run for several days before police in Rio de Janeiro received an anonymous tip about his whereabouts, the BBC reported. His mother was also arrested.
The doctor has been charged with murder. His mother stands accused as his accomplice. They have not yet entered pleas.
Furtado’s lawyer, Naiara Baldanza, told reporters Wednesday that his client is innocent and had not turned himself in because he was in a panicked state.
While on the lam, Furtado posted a series of videos to his Instagram page Thursday in which he proclaimed his innocence and called Calixto’s death an "accident."
Also arrested was Furtado's 19-year-old girlfriend and secretary, identified as Renata Fernandes. She was arrested for suspicion of taking part in the procedure.
Furtado was revered as a celebrity surgeon in Brazil, with an Instagram following of more than 660,000 users.
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