Too Fat To Be Executed?

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Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems.(Photo: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)
Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems.(Photo: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)

An Ohio death row inmate says his scheduled lethal injection in January should be cancelled because he’s so obese, the execution process would not work and would amount to torture.

Click the play button above to hear attorneys for Ronald Post, and reaction from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and death penalty advocates.

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