A judge on Tuesday did not accept a plea deal agreed upon by prosecutors and defense attorneys for two South Floridians accused of injecting people’s buttocks with Fix-a-Flat and other substances in an alleged black market business.
The judge said the deal was not appropriate given the charges that Oneal Morris and Corey Eubank face, and they should go to trial. That trial is set for Aug. 9
Morris and Eubank were arrested in 2011 and charged with practicing medicine without a license after victims alleged Morris had injected their legs and buttocks with a mixture that included Fix-a-Flat, cement and superglue. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Morris has been arrested multiple times for performing cosmetic procedures without a license in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
In late July 2012, Morris, who police said was born a man and identifies as a woman, was also arrested on two charges including manslaughter in the death of Shatarka Nuby, 32.
Under the deal, Morris would have served 180 days in prison, five years probation and paid a fine, which would've been determined at a later date. Eubank would've had his charge brought down to a misdemeanor and served one year of probation.
The prosecutors said the victims agreed to this deal, but the judge said the plea wasn't appropriate given that Morris could face up to 30 years in prison.
"The agreement was that my client was going to accept six months in the county jail followed by probation under the facts and circumstances in this case where there is no proof that there has ever been cement or fix-a-flat, super glue or any substances that have been alleged in the media. It was a fair and just result," said Morris' attorney Michael Mirer.
Eubank's attorney said he was shocked.
"I am kind of shocked. I came in today. Thought I had the clients case resolved. Mr. Eubank was facing two 15-year felonies, 30 years in prison. We had it negotiation down to culpable negligence, misdemeanor with a year probation," said Eubank's attorney Jim Lewis.