COLUMBUS, Ohio-A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a "torturous and lingering death."
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. He's also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, lawyers for Post said in federal court papers filed Friday.
This is really interesting to me and I just wanted to share with y'all. What are your thoughts? Not stating my support or condemnation of the death penalty, just medically speaking- could an experienced IV nurse be called in for a tough stick like this?