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Obese inmate spared from execution dies in Ohio
Associated Press ^ | Jul 26, 2013 1:22 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth

Posted on 07/26/2013 12:21:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai

An Ohio inmate whose 450-pound weight became an issue in his death penalty case has died seven months after being granted clemency, officials said Friday.

Ronald Post died Thursday morning at a prison hospital where he’d been treated on and off since 2011, a state prisons spokeswoman said. He was a week shy of his 54th birthday.

Post was sentenced to death for killing Elyria motel clerk Helen Vantz on Dec. 15, 1983. His attorneys sought mercy for Post ahead of his Jan. 16 execution date on the grounds that he was so obese that he could not be executed humanely. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; deathrow; obesity; ronaldpost
Fed for thirty years by your taxpayer dollars.
1 posted on 07/26/2013 12:21:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Overfed I would say too. Betcha that weight was less 30 years ago.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Olog-hai

He couldn’t fit into the execution chamber....


3 posted on 07/26/2013 12:23:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He couldn’t fit into the execution chamber....

Bring the execution chamber to him.

4 posted on 07/26/2013 12:25:47 PM PDT by Mark17 (This creepy a$$ cracker is retiring in the Philippines)
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To: Olog-hai

They asked for mercy.

How much mercy did he show Helen Vantz?

Guess we can’t find out. She’s been dead for 30 years while the fat pig lived a happy life being slopped and fed by the taxpayers.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Mark17

Works for me.


6 posted on 07/26/2013 12:29:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Olog-hai

You can execute anyone humanly by using nitrogen asphyxiation.

Place a medical breathing mask over the mouth and nose. Put a head band to monitor brain activity. Apply 100% nitrogen at 1.1 atmospheres to the breathing mask and wait till the brain monitor shows no activity for 5 min.

The person painlessly will pass out in seconds and will be dead shortly after.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 12:30:54 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Olog-hai

Any word on his last meal?


8 posted on 07/26/2013 12:31:16 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Olog-hai

It would be cheaper and faster to feed death row inmates to death.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 12:31:26 PM PDT by grania
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To: Olog-hai

Helen Vantz unavailable for comment.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Olog-hai

How did this guy get enough calories to balloon to 450 pounds on a prison diet?


11 posted on 07/26/2013 12:34:04 PM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: Olog-hai

I bet a deer rifle would have made short work of him.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 12:34:24 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Mark17

Should have just shot the bastard.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 12:35:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stephenjohnbanker

IIRC, there was not a needle big enough to have entered his fat veins. He successfully sued based on that and his execution was put on hold.

Although I’m pretty sure a firing squad would have been a most quick, effiecient and painless way to die.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 12:42:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai
Post was sentenced to death for killing Elyria motel clerk Helen Vantz on Dec. 15, 1983.

What was the murder weapon, his buttocks or his dunlap?

15 posted on 07/26/2013 12:43:46 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: grania

Make it a picnic: Invite the prison law attorneys to the meals.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Good mission for a Chinook slingload accident with him as The Load.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 12:50:34 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Olog-hai

We’ve had this kind of problem ever since they did away with hanging, eloctrocution and firing squads. A thirty eight to the head would be instantaneous, painless, and cheap. It wold work equally as well if the condemned weighed 6o or 600 pounds. Should have been done twenty nine and a half years ago


18 posted on 07/26/2013 12:53:11 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Eric Holder is going to look into the maltreatment of this prisoner that led to his death.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Responsibility2nd

” Although I’m pretty sure a firing squad would have been a most quick, effiecient and painless way to die.”

Then melt him down, to make candles for the inmates.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 12:55:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: dfwgator
Should have just shot the bastard.

Heck, they could have greased him up and shot him out of Little David at Aberdeen...




22 posted on 07/26/2013 12:57:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: The Great RJ

Some crazy chick/fan was probably filling up his commissary account.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 12:58:42 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh BS. Any large animal Veterinarian could have put him down...


24 posted on 07/26/2013 1:02:25 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: grania

Like this one?


25 posted on 07/26/2013 1:08:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Moral of the story: if you find yourself on death row, eat like there’s no tomorrow and there will be one.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 1:16:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Olog-hai

On Dec. 15, 1983, Helen Vantz, then 53, was shot and killed while she worked in the office of Slumber Inn in Elyria about 5 a.m., a pencil was still clutched in her hand when her body was found slumped over her desk.

27 posted on 07/26/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Olog-hai

Name:
Ronald Ray Post

Location:

Lorain, OH Browse Lorain County Mugshots

Age:
54

Arrest Date:
1985-03-13

Charges:
AGG MURDER 1 2903.01 2 LORAIN 03/13/1985 AM Female Adult
AGG MURDER 1 2903.01 2 LORAIN 03/13/1985 AM Female Adult
AGG ROBBERY 1 2911.01 2 LORAIN 03/13/1985 First Female Adult

NOW...

28 posted on 07/26/2013 1:30:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Responsibility2nd
Although I’m pretty sure a firing squad would have been a most quick, effiecient and painless way to die.

I was thinking of something that would save taxpayers a few bucks in the process... like feeding him to the lions at the zoo.

29 posted on 07/26/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Old Sarge

Seriously, how the hell do you get that fat in the joint?


30 posted on 07/26/2013 1:36:04 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Olog-hai

Did he eat his victims?


31 posted on 07/26/2013 1:43:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, they got him one way or the other. No more having to feed him.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: The Great RJ

How did this guy get enough calories to balloon to 450 pounds on a prison diet?

Watch his family sue to jail for negligence for allowing him to die prematurely due to the jail ALLOWING him to get this big. I kid you not, I bet it will happen.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 2:18:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: taxcontrol
You can execute anyone humanly by using nitrogen asphyxiation.

Bullet works faster and is cheaper. No waiting to see if he is dead

34 posted on 07/26/2013 3:00:58 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: The Great RJ
How did this guy get enough calories

Did you see OJ yesterday?

It ain't just the EBT folks that are getting some massive rations of grub...

35 posted on 07/26/2013 3:07:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Olog-hai

Just slip 500 sleeping pills into his last meal. He’d never notice. The fires of hell are burning with a lot of extra grease; that’s why the smokes is so black.

The EPA is going to go after them. Oh, I forgot. The owner is one of their good friends. They get an exemption for the extra pollution.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 4:19:20 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: George from New England
I’m tempted to rewrite Ecclesiastes 8:11 in light of this. (Holman translation)
Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit gluttony.

37 posted on 07/26/2013 4:26:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping


38 posted on 07/26/2013 4:47:14 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: bikerman

Actually bullets are more expensive if you factor in the total cost of the execution, clean up of body fluids (possible HIV infected blood, etc), legal fights over “inhumane treatment” etc.


39 posted on 07/26/2013 4:52:37 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

Actually bullets are more expensive if you factor in the total cost of the execution, clean up of body fluids (possible HIV infected blood, etc), legal fights over “inhumane treatment” etc.

Well they will bury him anyway so put him in the hole then shoot and fill I will supply bullets.problems solved


40 posted on 07/27/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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