Mayra Rosales Nicknamed The Half-Ton Killer Was Accused Of Murder 10 Years Later, After 800 Pound Weight Loss She's Living A New Life

Mayra Rosales Nicknamed The Half-Ton Killer Was Accused Of Murder 10 Years Later, After 800 Pound Weight Loss She's Living A New Life



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Former World’s Heaviest Woman Reveals What She Looked Like Before-and-After 800 Pound Weight Loss

Mayra Rosales went from a shocking 1,036 pounds down to an incredible 200, and she is still working today to achieve her goal weight. Once the face of a murder trial, Rosales now has a new lease on life after her dramatic weight loss journey. Here’s the before and after, and how she did it.



Mayra Rosales once weighed more than half a ton


At her heaviest, the now-37-year-old weighed in at 1,036 pounds. Rosales was forced to remain in bed for years; she was too heavy to move on her own. She was diagnosed with lymphedema, ABC reported, which is swelling in the arms and legs due to lymph buildup. It was a result of thyroid problems throughout her life. When she finally decided to get help, it took 10 men to move her from one place to another when she received medical treatment.



‘I was alive but not living a life’

At her heaviest, Rosales felt worthless; she was incapable of doing even the most mundane tasks on her own. Rosales was trapped in her own body. “I was dying … I was alive but not living a life,” she said in a 2015 interview.



Rosales’ murder trial prompted her to lose weight


Rosales initially made the news for falsely confessing to accidentally killing her nephew. She claimed she rolled over the boy and suffocated him. She had no quality of life and decided to take the blame. As it turned out, her sister killed her own son by beating him with a hairbrush, and eventually the police figured it out. When Rosales cleared her name, she knew she wanted to improve her life in another way, too. She needed to lose hundreds of pounds.

 

Mayra Rosales Nicknamed The Half-Ton Killer Was Accused Of Murder 10 Years Later, After 800 Pound Weight Loss She's Living A New Life

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She lost 100 pounds in 10 days

Yes, you read that right. Once Rosales was proven too obese to have committed the crime, and after public humiliation when cameras caught her being cut out of her own house for a court appearance, Rosales started round-the-clock treatment to shed the pounds and was able to lose 100 pounds in her first 10 days. However, she still needed to lose 500 more pounds to be able to get the lap band surgery.




The Murder

In 2008, Mayra Rosales's nephew, Eliseo, was found dead. He was just two years old at the time, and it was clear he had been murdered. Rosales confessed to the murder, saying she had accidentally rolled over on top of him on her bed and crushed him. Considering she weighed 1,000lbs, the story was not totally impossible.

"I used to take up a whole king-size bed," she said. "I couldn't even stand up on my feet. My legs couldn't hold my weight."

Rosales was charged with capital murder, and she earned the nickname "half-ton killer." Her case was well-publicized, as her size made everything more magnified. She was so large that she had to be cut out of her home to attend court, and the only way to transport her was in a moving van. Knowing that they couldn't transport her every day, Rosales's attorney bought a king-size mattress for his client to live on inside the courtroom



  Rosales’ slim figure has given her a new lease on life



Rosales is currently working to gain custody of her sister’s children. Right now, they do not have a parent to take care of them. Today, she works to inspire many people to go out and tackle their own weight loss. One woman was able to meet her goal weight by losing 300 pounds, and her motivation came about in response to hearing Rosales’ story







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