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Latino Daily News

Monday April 11, 2011

Colombian Couple Arrested in Las Vegas After Performing Fatal Botched Plastic Surgery

Colombian Couple Arrested in Las Vegas After Performing Fatal Botched Plastic Surgery

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A Colombian man and his wife have been arrested and face murder charges, after a woman died as a result of an illegal surgery performed at the couple’s Las Vegas pseudo-clinic, behind a tile store.

The victim, 42 year old Elena Caro, was pronounced dead at a hospital close to the place where she had been dropped off a few hours earlier for a “butt enhancement.”

Neighbors say the pair offered procedures including breast implants, and facial cosmetic surgery.

Police arrested Ruben Daio Matallana-Galvas, and his wife, Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, as they attempted to board a flight back to Colombia, in an attempt to elude the consequences of the botched plastic surgery they performed on Caro.

At the time of the arrest, Matallana-Galvas admitted to only be liscenced to perform homeopathy in Colombia.

The couple faces murder charges and are being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.