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 federal judge has rejected an appeal by an obese death row inmate that is unrelated to the inmate's attempt to stop his execution because of his weight.
Condemned killer Ronald Post wants more time to pursue arguments that claims he made a full confession to several people have been falsely exaggerated.
Cleveland federal judge Lesley Wells ruled Thursday that Post can't bring up the argument again since it's been decided previously.
But the judge sent the question to a federal appeals court in Cincinnati for a final determination according to federal law governing this type of appeal.
Post was sentenced to die for shooting Elyria hotel clerk Helen Vantz in 1983.
A separate appeal argues that Post is too obese to be put to death humanely.
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.