OH: Governor Commutes Death Sentence of Obese Inmate

In what comes as a bit of a shock, the Parole Board has recommended clemency for an inmate who has stated that the death penalty would be cruel and unusual punishment as his weight made it difficult for staff to find his veins.  The Parole Board based its decision on the inadequacy of counsel that Post received.  The Governor decided today to commute Post’s sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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