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24 August 2008

Woman, 1,000 pounds, charged with killing 2-year-old nephew

A 1,000-pound Texas woman has been charged with capital murder in the death of the woman's 2-year-old nephew, according to reports. A grand jury in Hidalgo County, Texas charged Myra Rosales with injury to  a child and felony murder. She had also been charged with capital murder. If convicted, Rosales could be executed [this is Texas, remember].

When Rosales was initially charged with capital murder, she was released on her own recognizance since chances of her fleeing without major assistance was relatively out of the question. In fact, now that a grand jury has indicted her on these new charges, officials in Hidalgo County are now faced with two serious  issues—transporting her from her home [she's currently stuck in the house] to be processed, and then, once the processing is over, finding her a place of incarceration. 

The dilemma is extremely rare, and it's caught officials off guard. At this point, it's not immediately clear where she'll be locked up.

The charges stem, of course, from the death of her nephew. After an autopsy was performed on the boy, it was learned he suffered severe head trauma and brain hemorrhaging.

The boy's mother, meanwhile, has also been charged with injury to a child, according to reports from KGBT-TV.

We'll bring you more on this developing story as soon as it becomes available. In the interim, click here for a full report from KGBT-TV in Texas.


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