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Ohio inmate loses bid to stay his execution because of weight
Chicago Trib ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | Kimberly Palmer

Posted on 11/26/2012 5:15:27 PM PST by smokingfrog

Edited on 11/26/2012 5:25:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; post
Give him three lethal doses. That should do it.
1 posted on 11/26/2012 5:15:32 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
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."

How long did he give his victims?

2 posted on 11/26/2012 5:23:41 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: smokingfrog

All that time in jail and they couldn’t slim him down a bit.

Didn’t realize you got seconds of prison chow

(Didn’t think anyone would want seconds of prison chow)


3 posted on 11/26/2012 5:24:19 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: smokingfrog

450 lbs?

They should hang him instead.

His weight would actually contribute to a quick death.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 5:25:13 PM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head over the leftovers.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Maybe they were trying to execute him by using obesity, hoping he would eat enough to explode.

IMO they should have put this a-hole on a diet until he got down to proper execution weight.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 5:27:08 PM PST by Venturer
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To: KosmicKitty

Death-camp-diet always works. They were overfeeding him, obviously!
One balogna sandwich per day and he would have lost weight in 15 years, guaranteed!


6 posted on 11/26/2012 5:27:28 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: smokingfrog
...obesity would make it difficult to find a vein for a lethal injection

A few bullets would do the trick.

7 posted on 11/26/2012 5:28:37 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Just quit feeding him. Give him all the water he wants.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 5:29:56 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: smokingfrog

he still has time to lose some weight before the execution


9 posted on 11/26/2012 5:30:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alex Murphy
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."

Kill the lawyers first. 'nuff said.

FMCDH(BITS)

10 posted on 11/26/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Tau Food

His delay in meeting his Maker is near 30 years late. No need in letting another year or so pass.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 5:34:13 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: smokingfrog

Give him enough to kill an elephant just to make sure.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 5:34:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: smokingfrog
There was a guy here in Wash. state who killed a teller in a bank robbery. Convicted and sentenced to hang.

With prison privileges, bought candy at the prison store and gained so much weight that he sued the state saying his hanging would actually decapitate him. Cruel and unusual etc. He won and went on the back burner.

The state then instituted lethal injection, got a new sentence hearing asking for same. They won and that was the end of him.

Took over 20 years, sadly.

13 posted on 11/26/2012 5:34:23 PM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: smokingfrog

How did this guy get/remain so fat in the prison diet?


14 posted on 11/26/2012 5:35:03 PM PST by sagar
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To: nothingnew

The kind of long painful lingering death these lawyers want for a fetus about to be aborted. What was its time allowed in the womb? Less than eight months? And this creep has been on death row kept there by his lawyers for how long, exactly??


15 posted on 11/26/2012 5:37:18 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like just a “waffer thin mint” might do the trick.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 5:38:28 PM PST by Stosh
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To: GeronL
he still has time to lose some weight before the execution

Even more time post execution (the ultimate weight loss program).

17 posted on 11/26/2012 5:39:29 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: smokingfrog

Reminds me of the “a thin mint” Monty Python” skit . . . awesome . . . one thin mint would detonate this tub of lard.

Actually, I’d like to know how this moose gets that much to eat from our tax-dollar-supplemented food supply. Shouldn’t someone years ago have stopped letting this pig eat from such a large trough? Really . . . I’d like to know just how much food is available to the inmates.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 5:41:34 PM PST by laweeks
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To: smokingfrog

Nitrogen Asphyxiation - medical breathing mask hooked up to a tank of 99% pure nitrogen. Add a brain activity monitor and turn on to 1.1 atmospheres. Then wait till there is no more brain wave activity.

Economical - A large tank of nitrogen is less than $100 and you can get several uses out of one tank

Clean - no gore, blood or other body fluids involved

Painless - the condemned falls asleep in a few seconds with no feeling of suffocation.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 5:42:52 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Stosh
Messieur Christy, un wahfer thin mint.
20 posted on 11/26/2012 5:47:01 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: smokingfrog
Guillotine


21 posted on 11/26/2012 5:47:24 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: smokingfrog
Na...give him the electric chair. ..and stuff an apple in his mouth
22 posted on 11/26/2012 5:48:59 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: nothingnew

Lawyers are just doin’ their job, trying to get the best outcome for their clients. Guilty or innocent would you want your lawyer to do less?


23 posted on 11/26/2012 5:50:26 PM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: smokingfrog
These lawyers at KLUTZ, DUMBKOPF & SHTOOPID must have taken the bar by correspondence course, must have taken exam many times before they passed. Is this the best defense they could conjure up?

Your Honor, I wish to petition the court to delay the execution of my client as his poor physical condition puts him at risk of dying.

24 posted on 11/26/2012 5:51:40 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: smokingfrog

By January the wolves in The Rockies are getting a bit delegate for game. Paint him with gravy and let’s see if he can outrun them


25 posted on 11/26/2012 5:55:02 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 9422WMR
One balogna sandwich per day and he would have lost weight in 15 years, guaranteed!

BOLOGNA SANDWICH

> Buy some ham or bologna (one pack) and some bread (one loaf) and buy a little jar of mustard. Then you make yourself a bologna sandwich. Put the bread down on the table, put the bologna on it. Spread the mustard on the bologna. Put another piece of bread on the bologna, then eat it with some milk. Then clean up.

From Cook.com

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 11/26/2012 5:55:17 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: smokingfrog

LOL.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 5:56:23 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: tophat9000

ROTFL.


28 posted on 11/26/2012 5:57:19 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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29 posted on 11/26/2012 5:58:24 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: smokingfrog

Apologies for the vulgarity, but hang his fat ass.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 6:02:17 PM PST by relictele
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To: Stosh
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31 posted on 11/26/2012 6:06:30 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore
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32 posted on 11/26/2012 6:15:33 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Delegate s/b desperate

Darned auto correct


33 posted on 11/26/2012 6:18:34 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: smokingfrog

Queequeg volunteers for the job.

34 posted on 11/26/2012 6:28:05 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: sagar

My guess would be he’s been buying up lots and lots of goodies from the commissary. From what I’ve read, most prisons have a canteen or other store where you can buy things like ramen noodles, snacks, etc. They’re paid for through an account funded either by your prison job wages or (more often) by friends and family who put money in it for you. Post has probably been stuffing his face with as much as he can afford to buy from the place.


35 posted on 11/26/2012 6:32:24 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: laweeks

Funny how Mooseshell makes our active teen athletes starve in school lunches, but allows death-row inmates gorge themselves.. WOW


36 posted on 11/26/2012 6:37:29 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: smokingfrog

Supersize the electric chair.

Seriously, he wasn’t too fat to commit murder, he’s not too fat to pay the penalty.


37 posted on 11/26/2012 6:41:37 PM PST by Argus
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To: smokingfrog

I was talking to a guy who runs a crematorium furnace. He said they tried to burn a fat guy thinking it would just take longer. Wrong. He said the liquified fat poured out of the oven and flooded the room, and the chimney caught on fire and smoked like a volcano. Half the town showed up thinking there was a pig roast. They sub out the fat ones now.


38 posted on 11/26/2012 7:18:32 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Venturer
Maybe they were trying to execute him by using obesity, hoping he would eat enough to explode.

Could happen.

39 posted on 11/26/2012 7:44:51 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: taxcontrol

Yep. Nitrous Oxide is often the preferred method of suicide for Dentists. Painless. They are usually found in the patients’ chair with the mask on.


40 posted on 11/26/2012 11:04:16 PM PST by octex
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, Hey, Hey dat aint fair, dey be descriminating against us heavy folk, I’m Fat Albert and me and the gangs gunna protest!


41 posted on 11/26/2012 11:25:13 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: moovova
They should hang him instead.

His weight would actually contribute to a quick death.

That brings to mind the case of Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti. As recorded in the Wikipedia:

On January 15, 2007, he was hanged for crimes against humanity. The rope decapitated him because wrong measurements were used in conjunction with how far he was dropped from the platform.

So, I guess you could say, Saddam's half brother ended up as two quarter brothers.

42 posted on 11/26/2012 11:37:57 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Piano wire noose. Vertical victim guillotine.


43 posted on 11/28/2012 9:31:39 PM PST by tdscpa
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