AUTHOR: SAM LOCK FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
- Yueqiong Fu, 30, was charged with manslaughter over lethal dose of anaesthetic
- Jean Huang, 35, died from cardiac arrest after a botched boob job procedure
- Chinese citizen was in immigration detention but released after tribunal decision
- Decision was made on basis Ms Fu was ‘highly unlikely’ to be a risk to community
A Chinese woman who was charged with manslaughter after allegedly giving a lethal dose of anaesthetic during a botched boob job has been released from immigration detention.
Yueqiong Fu, 30, was released from detention after it was determined she was ‘highly unlikely’ to be a risk to the community and charges laid may not have been entirely ‘reasonable’.
Ms Fu was allegedly unregistered to practice at the time, allegedly lied to police and was charged with using poison to endanger the life of her boss Jean Huang resulting in her death from cardiac arrest.
Fu had been taken to immigration detention by a delegate for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton after she was released from custody and her student visa had been cancelled.
However, the 30-year-old was released on Tuesday after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturned Mr Dutton’s decision and reinstated her visa.
The Tribunal said its decision relied on the charges that had been laid and Ms Fu’s risk to the health and safety of the Australian community.
However the Tribunal noted there had been no conviction of any offences, the charges were currently unproven and it was difficult to assess her risk to the community.
‘When charges are laid by New South Wales Police, it can be inferred the Police had some basis for laying the charges,’ the judgement read.
Ms Fu was allegedly unregistered to practice at the time and was charged with using poison to endanger the life of her boss Jean Huang (pictured) resulting in her death from cardiac arrest
‘But it cannot be concluded, simply on the basis of the charges, that the basis for the charges are reasonable’.
In its decision it was found Ms Fu was ‘highly unlikely’ to be a risk and had not been charged with a violent offence.
Ms Fu’s visa was due to expire on 18 April 2018, less than two weeks after the Tribunal made its decision.
As such, the tribunal determined it was ‘unlikely she would undertake or be in the position to undertake any further unregulated medical procedures’ over the two weeks remaining on her visa.
The tribunal conceded that Fu ‘must have known, or at least been reckless or negligent in respect of the potential risks’.
Mr Dutton was unable to comment on the details of the case.