A man accused of giving buttocks-enhancing injections that resulted in the death of a woman in Miami-Dade in 2013 appeared in court Thursday where he was ordered held on $350,000 bond.
Jose Robusto, 43, was arrested over the weekend on charges of manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license in the death of 28-year-old Suyima Torres. His bond had been revoked because of certain violations.
Robusto didn't qualify for a public defender and said he would be hiring his own attorney in the next couple weeks.
"The facts in the A-form are absolutely horrific and the state believes he is an extreme flight risk," prosecutor Warren Eth said.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Yvonne Colodny agreed with prosecutors and issued the large bond amount. If he does bond out he'll be on complete lockdown on house arrest wearing a GPS ankle monitor.
Torres had gone to a clinic on West Flagler Street where she paid $2,300 for butt injections. About 10 hours after the procedure allegedly administered by Robusto, Torres was dead.
Robusto went back to his home in Venezuela, but came back to Florida three years later, this past weekend. Police arrested him at the airport.
Robusto is due back in the courtroom on June 20th to be formally charged with manslaughter for the death of the 28-year-old mother of two young children.