According to The Arizona Republic, a "certified internist" who "never served residencies in plastic surgery or anesthesiology" was convicted of second-degree murder in two deaths and manslaughter in another after three of his patients died.

The prosecution said the doctor's operation lacked proper equipment and that he had a massage therapist and former restaurant worker assist him, rather than nurses and anesthesiologists.

The judge sided with the Deputy County Attorney's insistence that the doctor was culpable of second-degree murder and manslaughter because he showed "extreme indifference to human life" and a "conscious disregard of substantial and unjustified risk of death."

The sort-of-doctor is scheduled for sentencing on August 19.

Liposuction Doctor Convicted Of 2 Murders, Manslaughter In Practice [Consumerist]