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

By zzyzzx   2012 Nov 27, 3:47am   1,130 views   9 comments   watch (1)   quote      

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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1   zzyzzx   571/571 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 27, 3:48am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

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

2   Tenpoundbass   995/997 = 99% civil   2012 Nov 27, 10:27pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote    

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.

3   lostand confused   229/229 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 27, 10:52pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch     2012 Nov 27, 11:25pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

5   zzyzzx   571/571 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 28, 2:46am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

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.

6   Automan Empire   41/41 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 28, 2:52am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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.

7   Ceffer   568/568 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 28, 4:19am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

8   curious2   618/618 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 28, 4:44am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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.

9   Ceffer   568/568 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 28, 4:54am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

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