The then-1,200 pound woman faced years in jail after confessing to causing the death of her youngest nephew, Eliseo—claiming she had rolled over and accidentally suffocated him.
However, there were a number of glaring inaccuracies in Rosales’ story and a subsequent investigation found that it was actually her sister Jaime who caused the boy’s demise after beating her son to death with a hairbrush—she is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence.
Mayra’s story made headlines around the world and TLC produced a one-hour special, following the 32-year-old as she underwent a number of ground breaking surgeries, extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy in her bid to lose weight and adopt her incarcerated sister’s surviving nephew and nieces.
By the time Half-Ton Killer: Transformed, aired last December, Mayra had lost an astounding amount of weight and was almost unrecognizable from the hugely obese, bed ridden woman who was willing to take the rap for her sister’s crime.
Fast forward seven months and Mayra’s transformation is complete as evidenced by photos posted on her Facebook page.
It’s like night and day as you compare photos of Mayra then to the smiling, beautiful, confident woman she has become—but, don’t take our word for it, check out the gallery below.