1,000-pound woman is charged in tot's death
Lynn Brezosky: Rio Grande Valley Bureau
EDINBURG — A morbidly obese and bedridden La Joya woman was arrested and charged Tuesday with striking deadly blows to the head and upper body of her 2-year-old nephew.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said officials were forced to book Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27, on a capital murder charge at her home and set a personal recognizance bond because they could not move or jail her. He said she reportedly weighs 1,000 pounds.
Mayra Rosales told investigators that while trying to pick Eliseo up, she had slipped and landed with her hand on his head. She said he was further injured when he fell off a chair.
Autopsy results showed a different story, Trevino said, as did objects seized in a search of the home.
"The injuries are consistent with being struck rather than crushed," he said.