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Lawyers: Obese Ohio inmate faces ‘torturous’ death

Published: Tue, September 18, 2012 @ 2:12 p.m.

Lawyers: Obese Ohio inmate faces ‘torturous’ death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned inmate who weighs 480 pounds argue he faces a torturous and lingering death if his execution is carried out early next year.

Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, says his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood of severe problems with an execution.

Lawyers for the 53-year-old Post also said in their federal court filing Friday the inmate is so big the execution gurney might not hold him.

The filing also said Post is discouraged from walking because he is at risk for falling, and suffers depression that affects his eating.

Post is scheduled to die Jan. 16 for the 1983 shooting death of hotel desk clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria.


1redeye1(5678 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

GOOD GOOD! He deserves to die that way. After all he didn't care about his victim life.

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2Politico(28 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

First question: If he got the death penalty, why is this guy still alive after 30 years on "Death Row"? It should be renamed "Freeloading Murder's Row". So...how about just hooking up carbon monoxide. It's colorless, tasteless, orderless. What's so bad about that? That in itself is better than lethal injections. But hey, why do murders get to go out much easier than their victims? That's the real question and problem.

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3Sumpintasay(55 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Execute him the same way he ADMITTED to executing Helen. Stuff 2 bullets in the back of his head.
Quick, easy, painless Im sure.. if it was good enough for Helen it should be good enough for Ron Post!

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4mrblue(1175 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Is this for real? Severe problems with an execution? Just do it and move on. He deserves no mercy.

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5Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Oh, the poor fat slob. Let him suffer a "torturous" death. The fat a$$ cowardly pig should have thought of that when he pulled the trigger from behind on a INNOCENT women.

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