'Toxic Tush' doc jailed for killing patient with lethal cocktail

Oneal Ron Morris in court (Washington Post)
Oneal Ron Morris in court (Washington Post)


A transgender woman who was nicknamed the "Toxic Tush" doctor will now  face 10 years in prison for using super glue and tire sealant to cosmetically enhance women's buttocks, leading to one patient's death.

Oneal Ron Morris, 36, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and injecting several women with the toxic mixture, according to the New York Post.

Shatarka Nuby, 31, died after receiving as many as 10 injections from Morris between 2007 and 2010. She paid Morris as much as US$2000 for the deadly procedures.

The official cause of death was respiratory failure from "massive systemic silicone migration" from injections to Ms Nuby's buttocks and hips, according to the medical examiner.

Ms Morris, who is not a licenced doctor, combined silicone, mineral oil, Fix-a-Flat tire sealant, cement and superglue to give women shapelier backsides.

Ms Morris's defence attorney, William Lanphear, argued his client's patients knew they weren't dealing with a qualified physician.

She previously served a year in prison on related charges.

"There's no closure. Putting [Ms Morris] in jail won't bring her back," Ms Nuby's aunt Juanita told the court.

Several of Ms Morris' patients were in court for her latest sentencing, the New York post reported. They all claimed they became sick after receiving the injections, which they believed were actually medical-grade silicone.

"You gave us your word that the products you was using was A-1 products. And come to find out they were not," said victim Kisha Jones in court.

 "Maybe in the beginning, but greed really took over, because you was pocketing the money from every victim."