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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shocking Tale Of World's Fattest Woman Who Confessed To A Murder She Did Not Commit

A woman charged with murdering her sister’s son has told how she was freed after her defence team claimed she was too fat to have committed the crime. In a new interview with TLC's 'Half-Ton Killer?'  Mayra Rosales, 31, revealed of how in March 2008, she told police officers that she had killed her two-year-old nephew, Eliseo Jr, by accidentally rolling on top of him while babysitting.

Mayra Rosales, says she could not have hit the boy on the head because her arm was so big that she would not have been able to lift it to strike him.
Not going anywhere: Mayra (pictured with her husband Bernie) told police that she killed her nephew by accident by rolling on top of him while babysitting

When two-year-old Eliseo Jr died in March 2008, 74-stone Ms Rosales, who had been babysitting at the time he was taken into hospital, originally claimed she caused his death by falling onto him. But after doctors revealed the death could only have been caused by a blow to the head, Ms Rosales confessed that she had invented the story to protect her sister Jaime, whom she claimed had struck the boy various times over his body with a hairbrush earlier the same day.
Manpower: Mayra had been living at her sister Jaime's who, she later confessed, beat her little boy with a hairbrush so severely for not eating his food that he dies from head trauma

 Mayra and her husband Bernie had recently moved in to live with sister Jaime, who had undertaken a full-time role caring for her when Mayra became so large she struggled to walk. Despite the fact that Mayra was almost entirely bed-ridden, Jaime would often go out, leaving Mayra in charge of her four children. ‘I was more of a mother than Jaime,’ Mara said in an interview with Reveal magazine. Whenever she wanted to go out or go shopping, she didn’t take the kids. 
Emergency: A team of doctors help move Mayra who was able to attend the court proceedings only because they took down walls to accommodate her
She would always leave them at home with me.’ But events took a horrific turn in March 2008, when Mayra witnessed her sister hit Eliseo Jr. ‘Jaime was giving my nephew breakfast and he didn’t want to eat,’ says Mayra. ‘I told her if he was crying he wasn’t going to eat, but she got mad, got a brush and hit him on his arms, legs and head which left a bump. 
Afterwards, she got his Winnie the Pooh blanket, covered him up and put him to bed. Then she went out, leaving me with the children.’ Later that day, Eliseo Jr began suffering from breathing problems and Mayra phoned for an ambulance. Jaime phoned her sister from the hospital, sobbing that the police would not let her see her son unless she told them who had hurt him. Jaime begged Mayra to tell the authorities she was responsible for the injuries. In a move she would come to bitterly regret, Mayra accepted. 

 People may not understand this but I wanted to help my sister and I didn’t want the authorities to take the other children’ says Mayra. ‘I told the investigators that I rolled over to the edge of my bed to where Junior was and my hand slipped and I fell on him with my hand. I fell. I was the one to blame. But only by accident.’ Mayra was subsequently arrested and charged with capital murder. But as the trial progressed, the court heard that the fatal injuries sustained by the boy were consistent with a blow to the head and could not have been caused by someone falling on him. ‘It would have required her to have to swing her arm to strike the child on the head but she could never move her arm in that manner,’ says Mayra’s lawyer Sergio Valdez. ‘We knew that her size was her best defence because she couldn’t move her arm.’

Daily Mail

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