Fittest loser
Article posted: 12/5/2012 7:16 PM

At 450 pounds, is he too heavy to be executed?

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Ronald Post, 53, is scheduled to be executed Jan. 16, 2013, for the 1983 shooting death of a hotel desk clerk. Post is trying to stave off execution, arguing that because of his obesity, an attempt to put him to death would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

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Warden Donald Morgan says the state's execution table at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, can easily hold Ronald Post, scheduled to be executed in January 2013.

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At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won't be able to find veins in his arms or legs for the lethal injection, and he might even break the death chamber gurney, his lawyers say. So he is arguing his execution would be cruel and thus unconstitutional.
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    • Ronald Post, 53, is scheduled to be executed Jan. 16, 2013, for the 1983 shooting death of a hotel desk clerk. Post is trying to stave off execution, arguing that because of his obesity, an attempt to put him to death would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
    • Warden Donald Morgan says the state’s execution table at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, can easily hold Ronald Post, scheduled to be executed in January 2013.
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