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Ohio inmate says he's too fat for execution

Posted: Monday, August 4, 2008 9:53 pm

In this 2003 file photo, Richard Cooey gestures during an interview at the Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio, where he is on death row for the murders of two University of Akron students in 1986. Attorneys for the death-row inmate argued in a federal lawsuit he's so fat that Ohio executioners would have trouble finding his veins.

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