Ohio Inmate Says He's Too Obese For Execution

A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a "torturous and lingering death." This undated photo provided by the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows death row inmate Ronald Post. Post, 53, scheduled to die Jan. 16, 2013, for the 1983 shooting death of hotel desk clerk, wants his upcoming execution delayed.

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