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Ohio Kills “Too Fat To Die” Violent Perv

ap_richard_cooey_080804_mnVulgar to the end. Defiant, fat and just waiting to die yet he still didn’t want to die. His lawyers argued he was too fat to die. His weight wouldn’t have been an issue if justice was swifter. The rape and slayings took place in 1986. Good grief. We have paid for this man too long. You can’t release him.
“Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. Genesis 9:6
This act is a true act of justice and mercy for his victims.
Ohio executed a 5-foot-7, 267-pound double murderer Tuesday who argued his obesity made death by lethal injection inhumane.
Richard Cooey, 41, had argued in numerous legal challenges that his weight problem would make it difficult for prison staff to find suitable veins to deliver the deadly chemicals, a problem that delayed previous executions in the state.
There were no such difficulties, said Larry Greene, a spokesman for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
During preparations, though, Cooey shouted for one of his attorneys as prison staff tried to insert a shunt in his left arm. He was worried the staff would botch the execution, said Greg Meyers, an attorney with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office.
Cooey, who killed two University of Akron students in 1986, walked into the death chamber wearing gray pants and a black short-sleeve shirt and was strapped onto the gurney.
“For what? You (expletive) haven’t paid any attention to anything I’ve said in the last 22 1/2 years, why would anyone pay any attention to anything I’ve had to say now,” Cooey said looking at the ceiling. He made no other comment.
Cooey tapped the fingers of his left hand several times before he died and his face took on a purple shade.
Six family members of one of his victims quietly watched the execution. Mary Ann Hackenberg, the mother of Dawn McCreery, who was 20 when she was killed, looked to the ceiling and let out a sigh when Cooey’s death was announced at 10:28 a.m.
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the family was disappointed that Cooey was vulgar and hateful to the end.
Ohio Executes ‘Too Fat to Die’ Inmate.

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