The warden of Ohio's death row is pulling a gurney with 540 lb weights on it because death row convict Ronaldo Post has appealed that he is too fat to rolled to the death chamber without breaking the gurney and breaking his back which could kill him. A doctor said he is so fat; it is impossible to find a vein where lethal chemicals can be injected. Ohio says it has a backup method to kill Post, injecting his muscles, but this will require repeated injections and a death agony that could last days and, who knows, even as long as it takes for him to starve to death if he doesn't keep requesting for last meals.
The state is proposing cutting his fat arms open and probing around for a suitable vein in short, buthcery. But the constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment, so I suppose that cancels injecting his brain through his eyeball or his eardrum. In 1994, reports the Huffington Post, Mitchell Rupe was too heavy to be hanged without snapping off his head, so he was sentenced to life in prison where he died in 2006.
No one is worried that if Post wins his appeal, death row inmates will go on eating binges to stave off execution, because it is hard to get fat when you are facing death. Suddenly, it occurs to me what could be the ultimate diet.
But no, a death sentence also kills the appetite. Post lost 150 pounds in prison, when he gained it back, he asked for gastric bypass surgery, but the state govt said what for, we are gonna kill you anyway. Now he is too fat to kill humanely.
We don't have this problem. Gma got Congress to abolish the death penalty and the menu wasn't that good in death row anyway.