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Ohio inmate says he's too obese for execution
Assoc. Press ^ | 09/17/2012 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

Posted on 09/17/2012 1:58:49 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a "torturous and lingering death."

Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. He's also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, lawyers for Post said in federal court papers filed Friday.

"Indeed, given his unique physical and medical condition there is a substantial risk that any attempt to execute him will result in serious physical and psychological pain to him, as well as an execution involving a torturous and lingering death," the filing said.

Post, 53, is scheduled to die Jan. 16 for the 1983 shooting death of Helen Vantz in Elyria.

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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows death row inmate Ronald Post. Post, 53, scheduled to die Jan. 16, 2013, for the 1983 shooting death of hotel desk clerk, wants his upcoming execution delayed. At 480 pounds, Post says he’s too heavy for the state’s lethal injection process. (AP Photo/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections)

 

1 posted on 09/17/2012 1:58:51 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wanna bet?

Looks like you’ll be just fine to execute chubby.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"At 480 pounds, Post says he’s too heavy for the state’s lethal injection process."

He's right. Line up the firing squad instead; they couldn't possibly miss this SOB!
3 posted on 09/17/2012 2:01:05 PM PDT by MarineDad
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To: Responsibility2nd

How about if we don’t feed him for a year or two?


4 posted on 09/17/2012 2:01:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Send a bill to his family for the cost of the bullet.

5 posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I guess Mrs Obama’s “Let’s Move” program hasn’t hit these prisons yet.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put a 6” needle in his jugular, trust me, it’ll work. If you don’t like that idea lock him in a cell for a year or so and give him only water. I’ll bet that works.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:27 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: History Repeats

Fat ass has been killing himself one doughnut at a time.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:45 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s been in jail for nearly 30 years and still weighs over 400 pounds?


9 posted on 09/17/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

So shoot him in the head.

Lights out.

I bet he won’t feel a thing.

Tell you what, if I’m wrong, I’ll buy him a Coke.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Responsibility2nd

Take away his tax-payer statins, high blood pressure pills, diabetes drugs and on & on and I suspect he will stroke out in several weeks. Problem solved.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 2:07:04 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think a .50 caliber would do just fine.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 2:07:19 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Responsibility2nd
scheduled to die Jan. 16, 2013, for the 1983 shooting

Swift justice....

13 posted on 09/17/2012 2:08:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ll play a sad song on a teeny violin while he dies and justice is done for the person he murdered.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 2:08:10 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Paging Misters Queequeg, Tashtego, Daggoo and Fedallah. Your services are required.
15 posted on 09/17/2012 2:08:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Cementjungle

The prison nutritionist should be told that come Jan 13, either the prisoner or the nutritionist will be executed, their choice.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 2:09:16 PM PDT by RainMan (After 4 years of Hope and Change America needs a little R&R)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’ll go as easy as the rest


17 posted on 09/17/2012 2:09:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RainMan

I wonder what Moochelle has to say about all this


18 posted on 09/17/2012 2:10:49 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

He might be right.

I say we use him as a test monkey and find out.


19 posted on 09/17/2012 2:10:56 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: KarlInOhio

Now THAT’S funny! Well done, sir!


20 posted on 09/17/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by MarineDad
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To: Responsibility2nd

30 years???

jeesh


21 posted on 09/17/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Responsibility2nd
A tablespoon of sodium cyanide in his Coke will get the job quickly.
22 posted on 09/17/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Responsibility2nd

Call an EOD team and blow him up in place.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 2:12:36 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hang him, with a cable hawser, the kind they moor ships with. If it tears his miserable head off, it won’t matter.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put him on a stair stepper. He’s gone in 4 minutes.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Responsibility2nd

Duh, is this guy to big to execute?


26 posted on 09/17/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Too bad they don’t use “old Sparky” in Ohio.

Smells like Fried Chicken, or is Pork??!!


27 posted on 09/17/2012 2:19:27 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: JimRed

“an execution involving a torturous and lingering death,” the filing said.”

I wonder why he didn’t extend similar mercies to the person he killed?


28 posted on 09/17/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hook him up to Old Sparky and fry him till the fat runs off.


29 posted on 09/17/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

FK him! A 45acp 230gr FMJ to the back of the head will work every time and and he will be dead before the slide goes back into battery. I will supply the cartridge if necessary.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Indeed, given his unique physical and medical condition there is a substantial risk that any attempt to execute him will result in serious physical and psychological pain to him, as well as an execution involving a torturous and lingering death," the filing said.

And the problem is?

31 posted on 09/17/2012 2:26:21 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Responsibility2nd

They euthanize elephants with no problem whatsoever, don’t they?


32 posted on 09/17/2012 2:27:37 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Question: He’s been in prison 30 years - don’t they control the amount of food a person gets?

He was obviously walking when he killed the hotel clerk. Suppose he could have been in a wheelchair when he did that, but not likely, and certainly he wasn’t 400 lbs. then as he wouldn’t have fit in a wheelchair.

Being too fat to kill - is that like being too big to fail, like the banks?

He didn’t think the hotel clerk was too thin or too fat or too normal to die, so give him a big slug of chemicals in his vein and keep running it in there until he dies.

AND, why is he still living 30 yrs. after sentenced to death??


33 posted on 09/17/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He should be pardoned.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (this tagline space is available.)
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To: wetgundog

“Too bad they don’t use “old Sparky” in Ohio.”

Old Sparky in Texas is in the prison museum.


35 posted on 09/17/2012 2:30:15 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: MarineDad

Just hang him.

The head will come off clean.


36 posted on 09/17/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Bryanw92

That would take a lot of explosives....might raise him and inch or so.....only.


37 posted on 09/17/2012 2:31:56 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Responsibility2nd

Play Moon Pie Frisbee with him as long as it takes.


38 posted on 09/17/2012 2:33:45 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Responsibility2nd

There shouldn’t be too much fat behind his ear for a bullet to go through.


39 posted on 09/17/2012 2:35:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jimmy4Toes
You lose your sarc tag?

/S


40 posted on 09/17/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

;-) Just thought I would try to stir things up.


41 posted on 09/17/2012 2:43:03 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (this tagline space is available.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not a problem. That’s why we have intraosseous needles.


42 posted on 09/17/2012 2:51:20 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or live with your head low so you can dodge the bullets.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put him on the M. Obama diet and he will beg for his execution.

Just kill him and be done with this trash.


43 posted on 09/17/2012 3:03:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stick a fork in him...


44 posted on 09/17/2012 3:06:28 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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The Ohio Department of Corrections made him fat so they're responsible for making him unfat.Put him in his own cell,deny him any contact with any other prisoners,put him on an 1800 calorie diet (strictly enforced)...he'll lose weight.Vein access is easy to fix! A little,one minute long surgical "procedure" (under local anesthesia,of course)...problem solved.
45 posted on 09/17/2012 3:14:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime ...

Whatever happened to that guy, anyway?

46 posted on 09/17/2012 3:20:58 PM PDT by x
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the slug’s arm is so fat as to make access to the proper blood vessels impractical, chop the arm off at the elbow, and insert the IV tube into the exposed vessel in the stump. If he dies from blood loss or shock first, what’s the difference — the whole idea is to end his existence, anyway...


47 posted on 09/17/2012 3:27:18 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Bryanw92
Call an EOD team and blow him up in place.

Oregon Department of Transportation has some experience disposing of large bodies using explosives ...

48 posted on 09/17/2012 3:28:56 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
lay that tub of guts on the floor, put in a central line and pump his fat azz full of battery acid if they have to...
49 posted on 09/17/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jimmy4Toes
"He should be pardoned."

I highlighted your entire post, and couldn't find a "</SARCASM >" anywhere in it. Are you some sort of whining, anti-CP libweenie?

50 posted on 09/17/2012 3:36:53 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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