No such thing as too fat

October 14, 2008

What do you think of this for a meal? T-bone steak with A-1 sauce, onion rings, french fries, four eggs over easy, toast with butter, hash browns, a pint of rocky road ice cream, a Mountain Dew soft drink and bear claw pastries.

Whew. That’s the last meal of Richard Cooey, the Ohio death row inmate who argued that he is too obese to be executed “humanely” by lethal injection. The bad news for him:

A 5-foot-7, 267-pound double murderer who says he’s too fat to be executed humanely passed a pre-execution exam Tuesday and was cleared to receive a lethal injection as the U.S. Supreme Court denied his latest appeal.

Richard Cooey, 41, was given a detailed examination, and prison staff found a viable vein in both arms to deliver the deadly chemicals, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Andrea Carson said.

Cooey was convicted of a double kidnapping, beating, sexual assault and murder. Fry in hell, fat boy. You ought to be medium rare in a couple of centuries.


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