EDINBURG — A lawyer for a woman estimated to weigh nearly half a ton has asked a judge for a doctor's assistance in making decisions pertaining to her case.
Mayra Rosales, 27, stands accused of the beating death of her 2-year-old nephew, Eliseo Gonzalez Jr., earlier this year.
But her defense attorney, Sergio Valdez, argued Monday that he is unprepared to decide how and by whom she should be moved should her case go to trial.
He requested that state District Judge Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. appoint Rosales' doctor as an expert witness on the case, so she could advise the court on her patient's medical needs.
"Because of her medical condition, (Rosales) cannot travel to the courthouse," Valdez said. "It is not in (her) best interest - and may cause liability for the county - for her to be transferred here at this time."
Rosales' indictment on capital murder charges last month
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