After three years of evading arrest, Jose Robusto has been booked by Miami authorities for manslaughter and charges that he practiced medicine without a license. Robusto is alleged to have killed Suyima Torres of Miami in June 2013 by giving her an injection of an unknown, oily yellow substance as a beauty enhancement. He introduced himself as a Venezuelan doctor and charged $800-$1,500 per clandestine treatment.
Who: Miami-Dade Homicide Unit.
When: May 21, 2016, April 2013-2016.
Where: Miami, Florida.
How: Investigation by Miami-Dade Homicide Unit.
Additional details: Robusto initially fled to Venezuela after Torres’ death. He was arrested at the airport when he made a return trip to Miami. He is currently being held on a $350,000 bond and is considered a flight risk.
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