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US killer, at 450 pounds, fights execution

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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows 540 pounds of weights placed on the execution table at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio to test the table's load bearing. Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post, scheduled for execution Jan. 16, 2013, is arguing that, at 450 pounds, cannot be humanely executed under both the state's usual method and the untested backup procedure. AP/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post, at about 450 pounds (204 kilograms), is so fat that his executioners won’t be able to find veins in his arms or legs for the lethal injection, and he might even break the death chamber gurney, his lawyers say.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ohio resumes executions; 11 planned over 20 months

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Ohio could regain its status as one of America’s busiest death penalty states, with 11 executions scheduled over the next 20 months, following the resumption of lethal injection in the case of a man who fatally stabbed the 15-year-old son of his former employers.

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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