‘Half-ton killer‘ loses 800lbs: Bed bound woman who falsely confessed to killing nephew by rollling on him turns life around to find new love. Had 11 surgeries to lose weight…
A 1,000lb woman, once dubbed the ‘half-ton killer’ after she falsely confessed to accidentally killing her nephew, has lost 800lb.
Mayra Rosales, from Texas, said she had given up on life when she decided to protect her sister Jamie and take the blame for the death of her nephew Eliseo in 2008.
Rosales, 34, told police she had smothered the child by rolling on top of him, a claim later disproved when autopsy results revealed the boy had died from multiple injuries to his skull.
After her sister Jamie confessed to the crime and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Mayra vowed to get healthier to take care of her sister’s surviving children.
Mayra Rosales lost 800lb with the help of 11 surgeries, including a lap band procedure and extra skin removal surgery, and changed way she thought about food
Mayra pictured at her heaviest weight of 1000lbs in 2008 – a time when she said that she ‘had given up on life’
Miss Rosales decided to turn her life around and since 2011 has been shedding hundreds of pounds.
Miss Rosales lost weight with the help of 11 surgeries, including a lap band surgery and extra skin removal procedures.
She has also changed the way she thought about food, she told ABC 13.
‘Food to me is I have to eat to live,’ she said. ‘Before it was living to eat, and now you know, it’s just something normal.’
Houston surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan said he could see Rosales was driven to make a change.
‘Once you’re in bed for several years, she had no life,’ he said. ‘Once she get up and walk and do things, you’ll be amazed how motivated people become.’