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Obese condemned Ohio killer asks parole board for mercy

Published: Thu, December 6, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer who says he’s too obese to be put to death humanely is asking the state parole board for mercy in a claim focusing on his innocence, not his weight.

Lawyers for death row inmate Ronald Post told the board Thursday that claims that Post confessed to the 1983 shooting death of Elyria motel clerk Helen Vantz have been falsely exaggerated.

The Lorain County prosecutor says Post told the parole board in an interview last month that he was involved in the robbery that led to the death, but he did not pull the trigger.

The prosecutor’s office disputes that claim and plans during a two-day hearing to present evidence that Post was the killer.

The 53-year-old Post is scheduled to die next month.


1DoninFL(161 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Put the fat slob in a wooden shipping crate and nail the lid on. After he is dead take the crate to the landfill,

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2silentgrandpa(22 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

First he said he is too obese to be put to death humanely and now he wants mercy.Did he show mercy when he killed that woman? Post has been on death row for almost 30 years. I think thats too long, he should have been put to death 28 years ago.

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3Silence_Dogood(1371 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago


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