An Ohio inmate whose 450-pound girth became an issue in his death penalty case has died months after being granted clemency.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A prosecutor says a condemned killer trying to delay his execution because of his extreme weight is now raising an innocence claim.
Death row inmate Ronald Post, who weighs more than 400 pounds, is asking the courts to stop his January execution on the grounds his weight could cause him to suffer severe pain during the procedure.
Post has also tried to delay his execution to try to prove that claims he made a full confession to several people have been falsely exaggerated.
Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will says Post told the Ohio Parole Board Nov. 20 that another man shot hotel desk clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria in 1983.
While Will says the claim is new, Post's attorneys say their client has long implied others were involved.
Ohio's governor has agreed to a rare meeting with the family of a murder victim whose condemned killer the governor spared from execution.
The governor on Monday sidestepped a decision about whether a condemned inmate was too fat to be humanely executed by sparing the prisoner on the grounds that he had poor legal representation.
A judge is ready to hear arguments in the case of a condemned Ohio inmate who weighs around 450 pounds and says he's too fat to be executed humanely.
A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs 450 pounds should be spared based on claims raising doubts about his legal representation, not because he says he's so fat he can't be humanely executed, the Ohio Parole Board ruled Friday.
The Ohio Parole Board is ready to recommend whether a condemned obese killer should be spared because of lingering doubts about his guilt.
A condemned Ohio killer trying to delay his execution because of his extreme weight is appealing the ruling of a judge who denied his claim.
A condemned obese killer should be spared because of lingering doubts about his "legal and moral guilt" and the conduct of defense and prosecution lawyers at trial, his attorneys told the state Parole Board on Thursday.
At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won't be able to find veins in his arms or legs for the lethal injection
A prosecutor says a condemned killer trying to delay his execution because of his extreme weight is now raising an innocence claim.