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Woman had plastic surgery before death

July 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer says an alleged illegal buttocks enhancement procedure may not have been what caused the death of a Florida woman.

Michael Mirer, who represents the suspect accused in the death of Shatarka Nuby, said it could have been one of the other cosmetic procedures Nuby recently underwent prior to her death in a federal prison where she was serving a sentence for identity theft.

Mirer represents Oneal Morris, 31, who was locked up in a Broward County jail Friday for allegedly administering buttocks injections that caused Nuby's death from lung problems.

"The alleged victim went to get breast implants and liposuction subsequent to injections she alleged she received from Mr. Morris," Mirer said, "She then goes to prison, then she dies."

The South Florida Sun Sentinel said Sunday that Mirer has represented Morris on other cases in which he allegedly injected patients with a compound made up of mineral oil, silicon purchased at a hardware store and an aerosol sealant used to fix flat tires.

Morris is charged with manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license.

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