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Inmate Claims to be Too Fat to be Executed
Daily Mail ^ | 17 September 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 09/19/2012 1:54:11 AM PDT by SoCal SoCon

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 on Friday.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204690/Ronald-Post-Ohio-inmate-weighs-480-pounds-seeks-execution-delay-claiming-hes-HEAVY-injection.html#ixzz26uIA2Yat

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: obesity; ohio; ronaldpost; tryafiringsquad
Fine. Hanging, electric chair, firing squad are all viable options as far as I'm concerned.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 1:54:17 AM PDT by SoCal SoCon
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To: SoCal SoCon

If he weighs too much to execute, try taking 20 pounds off the top, and see if that solves the problem.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 2:00:26 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SoCal SoCon

Pass the fried chicken Mable. . . . . .


3 posted on 09/19/2012 2:24:12 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deacon sees the handwriting on the wall and is buying precious metals sitting on top of dry powder.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Fine. Put him on 1200 calories a day until he’s light enough. . .


4 posted on 09/19/2012 2:25:32 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: SoCal SoCon

Hanging should be quick at his size.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 2:43:53 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: SoCal SoCon

Where’s Dr. Kevorkian when you need him?


6 posted on 09/19/2012 2:56:50 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: SoCal SoCon

How is it that a death row inmate can be allowed to consume such an amount of food....am I missing something?


7 posted on 09/19/2012 3:12:26 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: SoCal SoCon

What I don’t understand is; why we can’t just drain them. Put in a needle or two and run their blood into a drain. No drugs or electricity. Cheap and humane.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 3:15:13 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Nitrogen asphyxiation is painless and safe for bystanders.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 3:20:03 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: SoCal SoCon

Kill this piece of human dung in exactly the same manner that he killed his victim. He deserves nothing less and I am sure HE DID NOT KILL HIS VICTIM HUMANELY.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 4:23:43 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: UKrepublican

Doesn’t make sense does it? We have school kids limited to 850 calories but this fat sob can eat all he wants. Bring in the pallet and fork lift or lay him out on the floor. He has been sucking wind for to long already.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 4:46:01 AM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strangth. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: SoCal SoCon

Ronnie Post’s last meal: a can of Slimfast and a fiber bar.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 5:29:50 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: SoCal SoCon

Or Death By Chocolate


13 posted on 09/19/2012 5:56:40 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Daveinyork

After reading your post a tune comes to mind:

“Pop goes the Weasel”(’s) head from his body


14 posted on 09/19/2012 6:29:35 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: SoCal SoCon

And then hang his lawyers right along with him for wasting taxpayer dollars on such tripe.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 6:57:12 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

.30-06.

Or since he’s ‘big’ game, maybe a .375 H&H. Yeah, I’m old skool.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SoCal SoCon

Time to get this one off of the feedlot. He probably gained 200 pounds in 30 years of taxpayer-funded overfeeding.

If he’s too fat to inject, and too greasy to fry, send him to Utah and sit him down in front of a firing squad.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 7:24:37 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“If he’s too fat to inject, and too greasy to fry, send him to Utah and sit him down in front of a firing squad.”

Build an air-tight capsule around him, feed him all he can eat and let him ass-fix-e-ate himself in the very first gas chamber of its kind...and then bury him in it.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: SoCal SoCon

I guess Michelle Obama’s next crusade will be prison food.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 8:19:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Put in a needle or two and run their blood into a drain.

The blood should go to any needy blood bank. Any reusable parts should be taken as well. It's called "giving back".

20 posted on 09/19/2012 9:27:12 AM 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: SoCal SoCon; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; ...

How much food are Ohio taxpayers forced to buy for this jerk?

Let’s starve him to death, it should take about another 30 years.

How silly America has become.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 12:50:22 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SoCal SoCon; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; ...

How much food are Ohio taxpayers forced to buy for this jerk?

Let’s starve him to death, it should take about another 30 years.

How silly America has become.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 12:50:51 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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Hanging should be quick at his size.

If memory serves, the last guy to claim the weight defense was to be hanged in Washington State.

Ah, here it is ... Mitchell Rupe ...

Rupe shot Olympia bank tellers Twila Capron and Candace Hemmig to death at point-blank range during a 1981 robbery that netted about $4,000.

Juries twice sentenced him to death, but higher courts overturned the sentences for various reasons. In 1994, a federal judge upheld his conviction but agreed with Rupe's contention that at more than 400 pounds, he was too heavy to hang because of the risk of decapitation. Rupe argued that hanging would constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

He died in the can of liver disease. The coroner estimated he was down to 260 or 270 by the time of his death in 2008.

It's worthy of note that Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim became two quarter-brothers as a result of the executioners miscalculating the drop.

23 posted on 09/20/2012 1:12:41 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Impy.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 3:28:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Impy

Dont they have a heart attack pill they can give to obese inmates?


25 posted on 09/20/2012 5:01:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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