#1 Half-Ton Woman Indicted in Toddler's Death08-22-2008, 06:09 PMEDINBURG, Texas — A grand jury indicted a nearly half-ton, bedridden woman Thursday in the death of her 2-year-old nephew.
Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27, was indicted on one count of first-degree murder and on one count of injury to a child in the death of Eliseo Gonzalez Jr. Rosales previously had been charged with capital murder.
The grand jury indicted her after a full autopsy confirmed investigators' suspicions that the child died March 18 because he had been struck. Investigators believe the toddler was struck at least twice, crushing his head.
Authorities recommended Rosales' bond be set at $150,000.
The boy's mother Jaime Rosales, was charged earlier with injury to a child because she allegedly left her son alone with his aunt. Her bond has been set at $100.000.
Prosecutors have to work out how Mayra Rosales will be detained and prosecuted because she weighs nearly 1,000 pounds. She is unable to fit through a door to leave her home. As of Thursday evening, she was not in custody.
08-22-2008, 06:25 PM
Did she eat the kid? :eek:
08-22-2008, 06:30 PM
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This is certainly a whale of a case.
08-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Morbidly obese Texas woman can't be jailed in murder of 2-year-old nephew
Hidalgo County officials face a new problem now that a grand jury has indicted a La Joya, Texas, woman in the death of her 2-year-old nephew: how to detain and prosecute the 800-pound, bedridden woman.
Mayra Lizbeth Rosales (right), 27, faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of injury to a child in the death of Eliseo Gonzalez Jr. The toddler died March 18 after being struck at least twice in the head, investigators say.
Police have not been able to take Ms. Rosales into custody ...
... because she can't fit through a door to leave her home.
The local sheriff says the woman needs extensive medical care, so jail isn't an option anyway.
"She would die," Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said in Thursday's online edition of The Monitor in McAllen.
08-22-2008, 06:40 PM
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08-22-2008, 08:41 PM
Let her take part in the trial by telephone.
As for the incarceration, it seems like she has already taken care of that...
Remove her telephone after trial, install bars on the windows/doors, and imprison her right where she is!
In my own opinion, it could save a lot of taxpayer $$ that would have to be spent to outfit a traditional prison cell to handle her presence.
What I am curious about, is the statement that the child had been struck, crushing his head...
Struck with WHAT????
And, by whom?
If this woman struck him with even the slightest anger, it occurs to me that with her... above-average size, an impact from her hand would hit like a side of beef!
The other, more gruesome thought, is that this child was not struck at all, but was accidently crushed by his aunt's oversized body, and the story of his being struck is a cover to avoid further emotional trauma in an already traumatic situation.Social Order at the expense of Liberty is hardly a bargain - Marquis de Sade
08-22-2008, 09:08 PM
IIRC, she originally claimed that she had accidentally crushed the child but the autopsy revealed injuries that weren't consistent with that. Apparently the tyke was hit with much more force. :(
08-22-2008, 10:24 PM
Well, she already is a prisoner in her own home. If I were King, I would allow her to stay in her home, and she would be given the prison food diet. That would be punishment, for sure. She would eventually lose enough weight to allow her to be imprisoned for her crime.
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