FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - For years, Oneal Ron Morris has been in the headlines for illegally injecting Super Glue and Fix-A-Flat into the backsides of women, an act that led to the death of one of her patients.
During a Monday court appearance, Morris called herself a victim of media attention and said she took a plea deal so she wouldn't have to face a jury in the manslaughter case of one of her patients.
Morris, who is a transgender woman, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of probation. She will serve her sentence in a men's prison.
The sentencing came after Shartaka Nuby, a woman Morris considered a sister, paid for a butt injection five years ago. She subsequently had complications and died.
In court Monday, Morris complained about the media attention.
"I've been found guilty by the media and outside sources based on lies," she said.
Those words were not enough for family and friends of the victim.
"So as far as I'm concerned, 15 years is not enough," someone who knew the victim told the judge.
Police said that Morris made a business out of performing cut-rate cosmetic procedures.
Nuby's mother spoke in court and said she believes Morris should take responsibility for her actions.
"My daughter died the most inhumane death," she said. "(For) 18 months she suffered with not knowing the full (story) of what she put in her body."
Morris disagreed in court.
"I have never ever or would dare ever to inject or have injected any human with any type of unknown substance," Morris said.
This marks the second time Morris will be incarcerated for butt injection crimes, as she'd previously served a sentence in Miami-Dade County for practicing medicine without a license.
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