Recent reports out of Texas are confirming that weighing almost half a ton may in fact have an upside. Well, sort of. Above the Law is reporting that prosecutors in Texas just can’t figure out how to incarcerate a woman so enormous that she can’t fit in the local jail.
Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27, who clocks in at nearly 1,000 pounds, has been indicted on one count of first-degree murder for allegedly striking her 2-year-old nephew, resulting in his death. Problem is, prosecutors apparently can’t figure out how to “jail and bring to court a nearly half-ton, bedridden woman,” explaining that Rosales “cannot fit through a door to leave her home.” The county sheriff’s office confirmed the quandary, explaining that holding Rosales at the county jail for her trial would be impossible because she needs extensive medical care. “She would die,” a representative from the sheriff’s office noted.
Hm. That does indeed seem to pose a problem. Although, really, does it really matter whether she’s in jail? When you can’t even manage to fit through the door of your own house, chances are you’re not exactly a flight risk. [Above the Law and CNN]