LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California cosmetic surgeon has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly killing a 61-year-old patient by administering a toxic mixture of drugs during liposuction surgery.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday that 46-year-old Ehab Aly Mohamed will remain in jail where he's been since his July conviction for forgery and burglary. He's expected to be arraigned Wednesday.
Mohamed was charged in the August 2010 death of Sharon Carpenter after a more than 10-hour liposuction operation in which Mohamed allegedly gave her a lethal combination of lidocaine, fentanyl and oxycodone. Mohamed was also charged with elder abuse of a 77-year-old woman who prosecutors say lost consciousness during liposuction and had ongoing health issues afterward.
If convicted, Mohamed faces up to 10 years in state prison.
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