death row

Death Row Inmate: I am too obese to execute!

September 26, 2012


Death Row inmate, Ronald Post, 53, who is 6 feet 3 and weighs about 480 pounds, is due to be executed Jan. 16, 2013. He and his team of lawyers in Ohio claim that his body fat would make it too difficult to find a vein for the lethal injection. Post was convicted of killing Helen Vantz, a mother of three and a desk clerk at an Ohio hotel.

His request for gastric bypass surgery was turned down as "not medically necessary."

Should Ronald Post be spared the death penalty due to his obesity? Share your thoughts!

-Feature photo courtesy of Jimmywayne