FORT LAUDERDALE – Broward Sheriff ’s deputies arrested a local transgender woman for manslaughter, after investigators say she pumped an unknown substance—made from materials purchased at Home Depot— into another woman’s buttocks during what was advertised as enhancement surgery. Oneal Ron Morris—a.k.a. Duchess, or Dutchess—was arrested at her mother’s Coconut Creek home on Thursday, after what authorities say is a history of injecting many patients— including other transgendered women—with a toxic mix of rubber cement, mineral oil, caulk, and Fix-a- Flat.
Morris, 32, is charged in the death of Shatarka Nuby, one of several victims who allegedly sought out the nurse, who tried passing herself off as a cosmetic surgeon. Investigators say that Morris came to Nuby’s house and injected her buttocks, hips, thighs, and breasts with the poisonous mixture, before sealing the injection areas with super glue and cotton balls. Bail was set on Friday at $150,000 by Broward County Judge John Hurley.
Nuby’s skin turned black, stiff, and warm around the injection sites. She wrote a letter to the Florida Department of Health before her premature death in March. According to a medical examiner’s report, she suffered “massive systemic silicone migration” resulting from Morris’ injections.
Morris was charged in 2011 with practicing medicine without a license that resulted in serious bodily injury.
Rajee Rajindra Narinesingh, who appeared on Anderson Cooper’s news program to discuss her own personal experience as a “patient” of Morris, reacted philosophically to news of the criminal charges. “My prayer for her is that somehow she will use this experience to do good in the future,” Narinesingh told the Florida Agenda.