Moyra Rosales was called 'Half Ton Killer' after she falsely confessed to the police that she had killer her nephew by rolling on him
A woman who weighed 1,000lb woman and falsely confessed to accidentally killing her nephew has lost 800lb.
Moyra Rosales who is from Texas was in 2008 dubbed the 'half-ton killer' after she falsely confessed to the police that she had suffocated the child by rolling on top of him.
The claim was later disproved when autopsy results revealed the boy had died from multiple injuries to his skull.
Rosales had watched her sister, Jamie hit Eliseo with a hairbrush on his arm, legs and head. The little boy died later that day from his injuries.
Jamie begged Rosales to take the fall.
“I thought I was dying anyway so I decided to admit that I'd done it to protect my sister because I love her,” Rosales told the court during her trial.
Her sister Jamie later confessed to killing the deceased and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, this made Mayra to vow to get healthier to take care of her sister's surviving children.
Her vow has seen her lose hundreds of pound since 2011.
Miss Rosales lost weight with the help of 11 surgeries, including a lap band surgery and extra skin removal procedures.
She has also changed the way she thought about food.
“Food to me is I have to eat to live. Before it was living to eat, and now you know, it's just something normal,” she told ABC.
After her trial, Rosales immediately began around the clock treatment with Houston surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan and she lost 100 pounds in her first 10 days.
Rosales would have to lose 500 more just to get gastric bypass surgery.
The newly slimmed down Rosales hasn't just seen a major change in her appearance. Her health has drastically improved as well.
“I'm not diabetic, I do not have high cholesterol, I do not have high blood pressure. 'Now I'm okay and my organs are perfect,” she told ABC's Nightline.
Rosales now has an active following on Facebook with over 18,000 fans, who she keeps updated as her transformation continues.
Last month Rosales posted about another skin removal surgery, writing; “my leg looks normal like any other,” except for the scar she now has running from the back of her knee to her ankle.
Rosales also invites fans who are struggling with their weight to inbox her if they'd like to receive health tips.
On her Facebook Rosales also revealed that she and her husband Bernie, was shown in her TLC documentary when she was still 1,000 pounds, had gotten a divorce in 2013 because he wanted to move back to Mexico to be with his family.
Rosales recently posted photographs smiling with a new boyfriend.