Mayra Rosales, "Half-Ton Killer," Loses 800 Pounds, Talks About Murder Trial

by at .  Updated at . Comments

At 1,200 pounds, Mayra Rosales was one of the heaviest women in the world when she confessed to the 2008 death of her 2-year old nephew, earning the moniker the "Half-Ton Killer."

Since being acquitted of the charges, Rosales has lost over 800 pounds.

She now has a clean criminal record and a clean bill of health.

In the five years since her trial, Rosales lost over half her body weight through diet, exercise, and after losing 600 pounds, began undergoing extensive surgeries to remove tumors and excess skin from her frame.

The 33-year old now shows no signs of someone who has battled obesity.

Rosales' trial had all the markings of a three-ring media circus, both due to the nature of the charges against her and her size.

Film crews documented work crews removing walls from her home in order to move Rosales and her king-sized bed to court in a moving truck. 

Half-Ton Killer

She faced the death penalty in the capital murder case, and because of her weight and health, Rosales saw the charges against her as the state doing her a favor.

At the time of her confession, Mayra Rosales wanted to die.

She confessed to crushing her 2-year old nephew to death in order to protect the boy's real killer - his mother, Rosales' sister. Why?

We will soon find out. A documentary about Rosales' life and incredible transformation is set to air December 4 on TLC.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Wifes-sex-spreadsheet

Wife's Sex Spreadsheet Shows Female Perspective, Previews Evental Divorce

This latest sex spreadsheet to hit the web tells a dramatically different story from the one that went viral yesterday.
Girl-scout-barbie

Girl Scout Barbie: Doll Sparks Controversy Over Group's Principles, Corporate Sponsorship

Girl Scout Barbie may be coming soon to a store near you, but not everyone is happy about the message that sends.
Thief-posts-selfie-in-stolen-dress-gets-arrested

Woman Snaps Selfie in Stolen Boutique Dress, Get Arrested

A woman in Illinois stole stole some dresses from a store in Illinois, posted selfies with them online and then got arrested.
Malaysia-airlines-photo

Malaysia Airlines Tweet Goes Viral: If it Disappears, This is What it Looked Like ...

A Dutch national who Tweeted about the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed yesterday in Ukraine had no idea how eerie this would sound.

Avatar

However she is pretty and beautiful.......don't give up sister.

Avatar

Put her in the 'fat girl' lingerie ad for fatties.

Avatar
@ FEE+SEE

you are a idiot!

Avatar

.............she has a serious problem. like so many other americans.