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Too fat to die???

Postby stomperrob » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:22 pm

Another bizarre one...

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Monday, August 4, 2008
Death row inmate Richard Cooey claims he's too fat to be executed
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A death row inmate scheduled for execution says he's too fat to be put to death, claiming executioners would have trouble finding his veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs.

Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue in a federal lawsuit that Cooey - five-foot-seven and 267 pounds - had poor veins when he faced execution five years ago and the problem has been worsened by weight gain.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court, also says prison officials have had difficulty drawing blood from Cooey for medical procedures.

Cooey, 41, is sentenced to die for raping and murdering two young women in 1986. His execution is scheduled for Oct. 14.

His attorneys say a drug he is taking for migraine headaches could affect the execution process. The drug Topamax, a type of seizure medication, may have created a resistance to thiopental, the drug used to put inmates to sleep before two other lethal drugs are administered, Dr. Mark Heath, a physician hired by the Ohio Public Defender's Office, said in documents filed with the court.

Heath says Cooey's weight, combined with the potential drug resistance, increases the risk he would not be properly anesthetized.

con't...



rest of article: http://www.mytelus.com/ncp_news/article ... ID=2968383

Hmm, perhaps state law could be amended to allow use of a whale harpoon...

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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:58 pm

:-?
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby beanoX3 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:08 pm

I heard about something similar to this some years back. Guy blew up to whale proportions intentionally so his lawyer could claim that he couldn't fit into the electric chair or something. Don't remember what happened to him though.


Anyways, they should hang fat people. Fat dude would snap their neck, guaranteed. :-b
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:14 pm

There are many alternatives...
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby knapplc » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:19 pm

Bogus.
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby Popcynical » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:46 pm

I think a shotgun to the back of the head would work. Eating too much shouldn't get you off the hook for rape and murder.
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:02 pm

Popcynical wrote:I think a shotgun to the back of the head would work. Eating too much shouldn't get you off the hook for rape and murder.


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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby knapplc » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:09 pm

Popcynical wrote:I think a shotgun to the back of the head would work. Eating too much shouldn't get you off the hook for rape and murder.

I was thinking:
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But your idea has a certain panache to it, too.
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby Guru13 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:15 am

knapplc wrote:
Popcynical wrote:I think a shotgun to the back of the head would work. Eating too much shouldn't get you off the hook for rape and murder.

I was thinking:
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But your idea has a certain panache to it, too.

I like this idea better, shotguns are too messy.
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Re: Too fat to die???

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:42 am

beanoX3 wrote:Anyways, they should hang fat people. Fat dude would snap their neck, guaranteed. :-b



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