A Broward judge reduced Oneal Morris' bond from $150,000 to $25,000 Wednesday. She walked in and took her seat in this excerpt of her court appearance.
A Broward judge granted $25,000 bond on Wednesday to a South Florida woman who faces a manslaughter charge after allegedly injecting people with Fix-a-Flat and other substances in a black market buttock-enhancing business.
Oneal Morris, 31, had not posted bond by Wednesday afternoon and remains in the Broward County Main Jail, according to online Broward Sheriff’s Office records.
Morris’ bond was reduced from its original $150,000 as part of an agreement with prosecutors, said Morris’ attorney, Michael Mirer.
“We decided in negotiations, in exchange for a bond reduction, to waive our right to a speedy trial,” which typically is supposed to take place within 175 days, Mirer told NBC 6 South Florida.
Morris will also be placed on house arrest with a monitor and has to surrender her passport, Mirer said.
Morris, who police said was born a man and identifies as a woman, was arrested in late July on charges of practicing medicine without a license and manslaughter in the death of Shatarka Nuby, 32. She died in March in Tallahassee from what an assistant medical examiner called "massive systemic silicone migration" as a result of the cosmetic silicone injections, according to authorities.
Morris has been arrested multiple times for performing cosmetic procedures without a license in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, but Nuby is the only person who has died from her treatments, authorities said.
“Morris maintains she had nothing to do with the death of (Nuby), and we intend on proving her innocence in reference to that particular case in court,” Mirer said.
He said he expected Morris to be released from jail in the next day or two.
The state still has not filed formal charges against Morris in the case, Mirer said.