Oneal Ron Morris, who pleaded no contest to manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license last month in connection with a deadly butt- enhancement, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation.
Morris, 36, who is known by her patients as “Duchess,” had been accused of injecting a toxic mixture of substances into the butts of women who wanted a cheaper alternative to expensive doctors.
Shatarka Nuby, a Tamarac woman who allegedly paid Morris $2,000 for as many as 10 injections between 2007 and 2010, died from related complications in 2012.
“There’s no closure. Putting (Morris) in jail won’t bring her back,” said Juanita Nuby, Shatarka’s aunt, in a statement she made to Broward Circuit Judge Michael Ian Rothschild that was broadcast by WFOR-CBS4. “This is a court of man, all you can do is put her away and teach her a lesson.”
Defense lawyer William Lanphear said he disagreed with the sentence because Morris’ patients knew they were not dealing with 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.”