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TLC lines up “Half-Ton Killer?”

U.S. net TLC will air the hour-long special Half-Ton Killer? (pictured), which looks at the twists and turns in the case of a 1,100 pound woman, charged with murdering her two-year-old nephew.
September 21, 2012

U.S. net TLC will air the hour-long special Half-Ton Killer? (pictured), which looks at twists and turns in the case of a 1,100 pound woman, charged with murdering her two-year-old nephew.

The doc is produced by Megalomedia and exec produced by Jonathan Nowzaradan, and will air October 10 at 9 p.m. EST. Set in a Texas border town, it looks at the case of Mayra Rosales, a woman bedridden from obesity, who claimed she accidentally killed her nephew.

The special shows how Rosales’s attorney, Sergio Valdez, realized that her story of events did not make sense medically, as Rosales, deathly ill from pneumonia and weighing 1,100 pounds, could barely move on her own.

Half-Ton Killer? features exclusive access to Rosales, Valdez and various experts in its examination of the case and its eventual outcome.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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