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Parole board: Spare condemned obese Ohio killer



Published: Fri, December 14, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board is recommending mercy for an obese death row inmate based on claims raising doubts about his legal representation, not about his weight.

Attorneys for inmate Ronald Post said assertions that he confessed to the 1983 slaying of a motel clerk have been falsely exaggerated and questioned how his original lawyers handled his no contest plea.

The parole board voted 5-3 today to recommend that Gov. John Kasich grant Post clemency.

The ruling did not address Post’s claim that he is so obese he can’t be humanely executed. He weighs about 450 pounds.

A federal judge was to hear arguments in Post’s obesity claim on Monday.

Post was sentenced to die for shooting Helen Vantz in Elyria during a robbery.


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1arod(259 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Interesting, nobody gave the hotel clerk mercy in 1983 when he took Helen's life. #fukedupstuff

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2BabaBooeyFan(6 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Guaranteed that if it was any one of the Parole Boards family member murdered in this matter, they would not want to spare his life. I say the next meal he is given, put something in it to take him out. Why keep spending my tax dollars to keep this piece of S**T alive. I'm sure he won't turn down the meal.
Instead of keeping these murders alive, we need to start disposing of them in a timely manner, not 10-20-30 years after they commit the crime. These criminals have MORE RIGHTS than the HONEST, HARD WORKING PEOPLE in this country of ours.

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