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Fat pig on death row in Ohio wants stay of execution because of his weight


By zzyzzx   Follow   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 3:47am PST   615 views   9 comments
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http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/nm/ohio-inmate-loses-bid-to-stay-his-execution-because-of-weight

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A federal judge said on Monday that an Ohio death row inmate weighing more than 450 pounds cannot be given a stay of execution because of his obesity.

Ronald Post, 53, is scheduled to be executed January 16 for the 1983 aggravated murder of hotel clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria, Ohio.

Since his first appeal in 1997, Post's attorneys have argued that his weight, of more than 450 pounds, in combination with the state's death penalty drug protocols creates a certainty of, "substantial risk for serious and psychological pain" and a "torturous and lingering death."

Attorneys for Post argued that his obesity would make it difficult to find a vein for a lethal injection and that the alternative of an intramuscular injection might not kill him because of his weight.

Judge Lesley Wells ruled in federal court in Columbus, Ohio on Monday that Post's latest court filing did not present any new arguments that warranted a stay of execution.

Post was sentenced to death by a three-judge panel in 1985. The prosecution contended that Post confessed to the murder to multiple people and once arrested tried to pay others to kill witnesses.

The motion for a stay of execution will now be sent to the Sixth District Court of Appeals for review.

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zzyzzx   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 3:48am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 1

Seems to me that this is a "problem" that a few more Twinkees won't solve.

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 10:27pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 2

Send him to an Airport the liberal rabble will dispatch him post haste.
Nothing outrages that lot more than a fat bastards trying to fly.

lostand confused   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 10:52pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 3

Can't they drug him with the tranquilizers they use on elephants??

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 11:25pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 4

Can't they just wrap belts of TNT around him from head to toe and vaporize him?

zzyzzx   Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 2:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 5

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

Can't they just wrap belts of TNT around him from head to toe and vaporize him?

Sure, wouldn't be be more beneficial to use the oil one can generate from a fat person like that to do something useful, like heat homes.

Automan Empire   Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 2:52am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 6

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

Can't they just wrap belts of TNT around him from head to toe and vaporize him?

Oh heck no. Check youtube for the failed attempt to dynamite a whale carcass. Rotting whale meat raining down on spectators and town a mile away.

Ceffer   Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 4:19am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 7

If they electrocute him, the oil slick will destroy the execution chamber. The observers will all wind up with Romney hair.

curious2   Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 4:44am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

If we are going to have a death penalty, compassion suggests allowing the condemned to choose the mechanism. A firing squad might be his best bet, although he might prefer death by chocolate. Hanging is out, obviously.

Ceffer   Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 4:54am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 9

They should starve him, then make him eat the other death row inmates one by one. Death by Cannibal Anarchy!

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