A judge did not accept the plea deal on Tuesday for two South Floridians who are accused of injecting people's buttocks with Fix-a-Flat and other substances.
Oneal Morris and Corey Eubank were arrested and charged in 2011 of practicing medicine without a license after victims alleged Morris had injected their legs and butt with a mixture of Fix-a-Flat, cement and superglue. Both have pleaded guilty.
The judge say the plea deal was not appropriate given the charges. Under the deal, agreed upon by the prosecutor and defense attorney, Morris would have served 180 days in prison, five years probation and paid a fine. Eubank would've had his charge brought down to a misdemeanor and serve one year probation.
Morris has been arrested several times for performing cosmetic procedures without a license. Morris was also arrested for manslaughter in 2012. Morris is facing up to 30 years in prison.
A trial has been set for Aug. 9.
Medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence, may be committed by doctors, surgeons, physicians, hospitals, nurses or in this case, someone without a medical license.
Medical malpractice occurs when one of these individuals fails to act reasonably or deviates from a reasonable standard of care that a similar medical professional would exercise under the same circumstances, leading to injury, an extended hospital stay, readmission or death of a patient.
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Source: NBC6, "Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Bad Butt Injections Case; Trial Set for August," June 25, 2013