HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas woman who once weighed more than 1,000 pounds and was called the “Half Ton Killer” has lost 800 pounds, according to KTRK.
34-year-old Mayra Rosales was 1,000 pounds when her 2-year-old nephew died after her sister hit him in the head with a hairbrush in 2008.
Mayra’s sister allegedly begged her to take the blame.
According to KTRK, Mayra told police that she smothered the child by rolling on top of him.
Mayra was later charged with murder.
However, an autopsy discredited her story and Mayra’s sister later confessed to the crime.
After Mayra was cleared of the charges, she vowed to get healthy and lose the weight so that she could care for her sister’s children.
Through multiple surgeries and changing her diet, Mayra was able to lose around 800 pounds.
She says she still has more weight she wants to lose.
“I was dying. I don’t know if you had seen pictures before you could see it in my face. I had given up in life,” Rosales said. “I was alive but not living a life.”