Mayra Rosales Loses 800 Pounds – Picture: ‘Half-Ton Killer’ Mayra begins her weight-loss journey

Updated: February 28, 2015
Mayra Rosales Loses 800 Pounds - Picture: 'Half-Ton Killer' Mayra begins her weight-loss journey

Mayra Rosales AKA ‘Half Ton Killer’ Loses 800 Pounds In Weight-Loss Makeover.

Mayra Rosales, 34, was 1,000 pounds when her 2-year-old nephew died after her sister hit him in the head with a hairbrush in 2008.

Her sister begged Mayra Rosales to take the blame. Mayra told police that she smothered the child by rolling on top of him. She was then charged with murder.

But an autopsy discredited that story and Mayra’s sister later confessed. Mayra’s name was officially cleared and the charge was dropped.

She vowed to get healthy and lose the weigh so she could care for her sister’s children.

Mayra Rosales lost about 800 pounds with the help of multiple surgical procedures and changing her diet. She said 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.”