An interesting defence: U.S. man says he is too fat to be executed
A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs 480 pounds (218 kilograms) and has a history of difficulty losing weight argues he would face a “torturous and lingering death” if executed in January.
Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue, depression and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. He’s also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, lawyers for Post said in federal court papers. (AP Photo/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections)