Friday, August 22, 2008

Big deal

Do the media really feel they have to label her as the "Obese Woman"?
I haven't, and I didn't post the picture because of the large lady.

Obese woman charged with murder
- Express-News

EDINBURG — A grand jury on Thursday indicted a reportedly 1,000-pound woman on capital murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old nephew.
Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra said the jury indicted Mayra Lizbeth Rosases, 27, on charges including capital murder after a daylong proceeding.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino in March said wounds on Eliseo Gonzalez Jr. indicated he had been killed by blows that crushed his skull.
The child arrived at an area hospital in a coma on March 18 and was taken off life support two days later.

Mayra said she had slipped and landed with her hand on the child’s head. The child’s mother, 31-year-old Jamie Lee Rosales, was indicted on a charge of injury to a child for violating a Child Protective Services safety plan directing her not to leave her children alone with Mayra.
Mayra, of La Joya, has been bedridden by her obesity. Officials were forced to arraign her at home because they had no means of bringing her to a judge.

Guerra said his office had been waiting for the final pathology report.