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1,000 pound aunt indicted for killing toddler (Texas)
Brownsville Herald ^ | 08/21/2008 | Sean Gaffney

Posted on 08/22/2008 7:23:42 AM PDT by devane617

EDINBURG -- A nearly half-ton woman charged with capital murder in the death of her 2-year-old nephew faces additional charges following a grand jury indictment Thursday.

Investigators suspect Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27, hit Eliseo Gonzalez Jr. at least two times on March 18, crushing the child's head. The bedridden woman told investigators at the time that she accidentally crushed Eliseo under her own weight while trying to pick him up.

In addition to the capital murder charge - which carries a death sentence upon conviction - she was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, a charge punishable by up to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Rosales also was indicted on one count of injury to a child, a first-degree felony.

Prosecutors said the grand jury handed down the new charges after a full autopsy confirmed investigators' suspicions that the child died because someone struck him.

The formal indictments Thursday, however, revived problematic questions of how authorities will detain and prosecute a woman who is estimated to weigh close to 1,000 pounds and is unable to fit through a door to leave her home. As of Thursday evening, Rosales was not in custody.

Both Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra and Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño promised Thursday that Rosales would somehow face the charges but they remained mute about the details of that process.

Detaining her at the Hidalgo County Jail for her trial would be impossible, Treviño said.

"She would die," he said, because she needs full medical care.

Nevertheless, she will soon face arrest, he said.

Luis Garza, an Hidalgo County justice of the peace, formally charged Rosales with the death as she lay in bed at her La Joya home on March 26. She was immediately released on a personal recognizance bond, meaning she was let go without bail, based on her promise to return to court as required; the privilege is typically bestowed for minor offenses, but in this case was allowed due to her inability to leave home.

On March 18, Eliseo's mother, Jaime Rosales, left the toddler and two of his siblings with her sister. She broke an agreement she had recently signed with Child Protective Services promising not to leave the children in their aunt's care. CPS caseworkers discovered evidence of abuse a month before Eliseo's death.

The state placed Jaime Rosales's other three children - a set of infant twins and a 5-year-old - with a relative after the homicide, a CPS spokesman said at the time.

Jaime Rosales faces a first-degree felony charge of injury to a child for allegedly leaving Eliseo alone with his aunt.

The mother remained free as of Thursday evening. The grand jury recommended her bond be set at $100,000, and that her sister's bond be set at $150,000 cash surety for the woman's two latest charges.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childabuse; codepinkpostergal; familyvalues; murder; obese; texas
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1 posted on 08/22/2008 7:23:42 AM PDT by devane617
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To: devane617

Everything is bigger in Texas...


2 posted on 08/22/2008 7:25:50 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: devane617

Not much of a flight risk....


3 posted on 08/22/2008 7:26:28 AM PDT by whipitgood (Illegal immigration: Let's roll!)
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To: devane617

This story is too much to bear (in both senses).


4 posted on 08/22/2008 7:26:55 AM PDT by Apollo 13
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To: devane617

How does a human being get to be 1000 lbs?

susie


5 posted on 08/22/2008 7:28:49 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: devane617
Reminds me of: Them
6 posted on 08/22/2008 7:29:35 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: devane617

1,000 pounds? Sheez, they’ll have to give her lethal injection with a turkey baster.


7 posted on 08/22/2008 7:29:42 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: devane617

This is not from the Onion, right?


8 posted on 08/22/2008 7:30:22 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: devane617
Detaining her at the Hidalgo County Jail for her trial would be impossible, Treviño said. "She would die," he said, because she needs full medical care.

Gosh, that would be just too damn bad, eh? She killed a baby and we're supposed to worry about her health?

10 posted on 08/22/2008 7:31:32 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: brytlea
"How does a human being get to be 1000 lbs?"

Welfare, food stamps and etc.

What a country huh, where obesity is an indicator of poverty.

11 posted on 08/22/2008 7:32:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: devane617

OK, I admit I’m curious whether she’s an illegal who put on all that weight using food stamps.


12 posted on 08/22/2008 7:33:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Apollo 13
If you follow the link there is her picture.

But whatever you do, DON'T click to enlarge.

14 posted on 08/22/2008 7:33:48 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Morgana

Just pack her in a 20’ shipping container


15 posted on 08/22/2008 7:34:12 AM PDT by shadowcat
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To: devane617
I just heard this on the radio and thought the one half ton must have been a mistake. Good grief, imagine weighing one thousand pounds. There was a similarly huge person here in Houston a few years ago. The front part of the house had to be torn out to get this person out. A box delivery truck had to be called because he/she didn't fit in an ambulance. Who feeds these people?
16 posted on 08/22/2008 7:35:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Morgana

And a forced diet. Prison food.
susie


17 posted on 08/22/2008 7:35:09 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: devane617
That's a mighty big ant.

See. If you eat lots of tacos and tamales you too could grow up like auntie.

18 posted on 08/22/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it!)
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To: devane617

“The state placed Jaime Rosales’s other three children - a set of infant twins and a 5-year-old - with a relative after the homicide, a CPS spokesman said at the time.”

Having kids (infant twins) with mom at 1000 lbs. I presume they delivered them at home with her unable to go through a door.

Absurd. Is there a father around? I suspect romance is very key to getting sex in!


20 posted on 08/22/2008 7:36:13 AM PDT by George from New England (now from north of Tampa Bay)
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To: devane617
In addition to the capital murder charge - which carries a death sentence upon conviction - she was indicted on one count of first-degree murder...

The execution, which will take gallons of ant poison, will be conducted by Orkin.

21 posted on 08/22/2008 7:37:40 AM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it!)
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To: devane617
...formally charged Rosales with the death as she lay in bed at her La Joya home on March 26. She was immediately released on a personal recognizance bond, meaning she was let go without bail

"Let go" to go where? The sofa? Another bed?
22 posted on 08/22/2008 7:37:44 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: devane617

She was on 500 lbs when she wallowed across the Rio Grande.

23 posted on 08/22/2008 7:38:47 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: devane617; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP

Is she too big to fit through the doors of the Texas Death chamber?


24 posted on 08/22/2008 7:39:02 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Ditter
Who feeds these people?

You and me and all other hard-working tax-paying adults.
25 posted on 08/22/2008 7:39:02 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: devane617; MeekOneGOP; maeng; ValerieTexas; txflake; basil; WinOne4TheGipper; DrewsDad; HiJinx; ...

Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27.....

1,000 lbs at age 27? Illegal???

That’s a lot of tacos and tamales.


27 posted on 08/22/2008 7:39:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: brytlea

FOOD STAMPS, most likely. Modern America has the fattest poor people in human history.


28 posted on 08/22/2008 7:39:18 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: devane617; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP

Is she too big to fit through the doors of the Texas Death chamber?


29 posted on 08/22/2008 7:39:19 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: devane617
Ick.


30 posted on 08/22/2008 7:39:38 AM PDT by Doohickey (Wingnut: A small, dense object that spins easily (See: Obama, Barack))
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To: Lurking in Kansas

No...follow the link. It is a very ligit story. I posted it when it happened a while back. The story is from the Brownsville, TX Herald.


31 posted on 08/22/2008 7:40:42 AM PDT by devane617 (we are so screwed)
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To: devane617; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; martin_fierro
This dame makes Ursula the sea witch look good.


32 posted on 08/22/2008 7:44:12 AM PDT by Ezekiel (Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.)
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To: George from New England

She wasn’t the Mom (don’t know the weight of the Mom). The perp was the aunt.
susie


33 posted on 08/22/2008 7:47:04 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: devane617

34 posted on 08/22/2008 7:48:23 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: brytlea

Hey the thought overwhelmed the facts. sorry.


35 posted on 08/22/2008 7:48:46 AM PDT by George from New England (now from north of Tampa Bay)
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To: Morgana
How long did it take her to get that way?

About 27 years.

395 kg overweight? That much fat contains about 2.5 million calories. About as much in 28,000 Honey BBQ chicken wings from KFC. A powerful eatin' woman like her could probably eat that in about 3 years.

36 posted on 08/22/2008 7:49:51 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Exotic hunting trip $4000; New shotgun $1800; Bagging endangered species - PRICELESS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Fuzzy Ant
37 posted on 08/22/2008 7:49:56 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: devane617
Giant ants can be very dangerous...


38 posted on 08/22/2008 7:50:04 AM PDT by null and void (Libation Theology - I believe I'll have another drink...)
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To: George from New England

:) I know, I do that sometimes too.
susie


39 posted on 08/22/2008 7:50:28 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: devane617
cheap jail...put bars on exits / make her exercise for life w/ prison food...and listen to Richard Simmons yelling, "one, two & three".
40 posted on 08/22/2008 7:50:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Cruel and unusual punishment. Sounds about right!
susie


41 posted on 08/22/2008 7:51:23 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: George from New England

the 1000 pounder is the Aunt, not the mom. The kids were taken away from the mom because she had been ordered not to leave them with the Aunt because they already knew she was abusing the kids. Or at least that’s how I read it. But, since they sent the kids to “a relative” and not “with Mrs Rosales’ husband, the father” I will go out on a limb and assume that it’s Miss Rosales, and who knows where or whom the baby daddy (daddies?) is/are/were?

In anycase, why would anyone leave their small children with a bedridden person. If there is an emergency...or heck...if one of the kids needs even needs something...


42 posted on 08/22/2008 7:52:17 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: dirtboy

LOL!


43 posted on 08/22/2008 7:53:10 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: George from New England
"Hey the thought overwhelmed outweighed the facts. "
44 posted on 08/22/2008 7:54:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Why is everybody always pickin' on me)
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To: Paleo Conservative; devane617; SwinneySwitch

**Is she too big to fit through the doors of the Texas Death chamber?**

- - - - -

Whoo-whee, Deputy Dawg !! A WHOPPER !!

If sooooo ... retrofit the doors to accommodate ...


45 posted on 08/22/2008 7:55:05 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: devane617

Dude, that’s a heavy charge!


47 posted on 08/22/2008 7:56:39 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: devane617
crushing the child's head

Gosh, the news just gets better and better doesn't it? I say charge the aunt, the mother and the taco/tamale vendor.
48 posted on 08/22/2008 7:56:50 AM PDT by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: brytlea
My question is WHO BRINGS THESE PEOPLE THE FOOD. They are the ones who should be held responsible for such obesity. No one EVER questions these people, they should be arrested.

No way would I allow any one I know to eat that much, nor would I purchase the food. If they want it, GET off your DUFF and go get it yourself.

49 posted on 08/22/2008 7:58:16 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: rightinthemiddle
hahahahaaaaa!!

You beat me to it!!

I was just about to post a Giant Ant, too!!

This one!


50 posted on 08/22/2008 7:58:23 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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