Death Penalty

Death Row Inmate Too Fat to Be Executed

Being obese could keep Ronald Post alive a little longer

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Attorneys for a 486-pound Ohio death row inmate claim that the execution procedure "simply will not work" on their client and will cause him a "torturous and lingering death."

Ronald Post, 53, was sentenced to death in 1985 for the shooting death of Helen Vantz, a desk clerk at a motel in Elyria, Ohio.