Ronald Post worried his weight will mean he suffers severe pain during procedure
Sentenced to death in the murder of hotel clerk Helen Vantz in 1983
A condemned killer trying to delay his execution because of his extreme weight may need to come up with another excuse after a judge rejected his request on Monday.
Death row inmate Ronald Post, who weighs more than 400 pounds, is asking the courts to stop his [...]
Death row inmate Ronald Post claims his weight, vein access and scar tissue would prevent a humane execution
Post, arrested in 1983, claims he had used a prison exercise bike to lose weight until it broke beneath him
In 2007 it took executioners about two hours to insert IVs into the veins of a 265lb man
In 1994 an inmate weighing 400lbs had his death sentence changed to life in prison after found too [...]
Death-row inmate Samuel Villegas Lopez stared straight ahead Wednesday as he lay strapped to a table in Arizona’s execution chamber, wincing slightly as two catheters that soon would deliver a fatal drug were inserted into his veins.
Lopez’s execution was the first in Arizona history in which witnesses other than prison officials saw catheters inserted into an inmate’s veins – a move the state Department of Corrections made after a federal [...]
December 10, 2011
A juror’s tweets have caused the murder conviction of a death row inmate to be overturned by a court in the US.
Arkansas Supreme Court judges said it was inappropriate for a juror to have posted his musings online.
They have asked a panel to consider whether jurors’ access to mobile phones should be limited during trials.
The review coincides with a warning from England and Wales’s Lord Chief Justice that [...]
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister was executed Thursday after the courts allowed what was likely the nation’s first video-recorded execution in almost two decades.
Andrew DeYoung, 37, was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night at the state prison in Jackson after courts turned down his appeals.
He was pronounced dead [...]
By Bill Rankin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Georgia Supreme Court today rejected a stay of tonight’s scheduled execution of Cobb County killer Andrew Grant DeYoung, but it is allowing the lethal injection to be videotaped.
The state Attorney General’s Office had asked the state’s highest court to vacate a judge’s order to allow the videotaping of tonight’s scheduled execution of Cobb County killer Andrew Grant DeYoung.
“Executions in this state [...]