The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Someone needs a diet...

In 1986 Richard Cooey raped and killed to young women. For his crimes, he was tried, convicted and sentenced to die by Ohio's method of the death penalty- which happens to be lethal injection. After 22 years, Cooey will be facing the needle in October. Unless his lawyers have their way.

According to Cooey, and papers filed on his behalf by his lawyers, he is just too fat to die.
Actually, at 5'7 and 267 lbs, he likely could use a diet, but I don't think it really justifies keeping him alive that much longer. However, I do see the need for people to look their best when they go to meet their maker so to speak, so I get why why he'd think he might be a little too fat. Which is why I'm supportive of using tax payer funds to help rectify this situation.

In fact, if he signs up now with he could be fit and happy with his new body makeover just in time for them to insert the needle.

Although, really something tells me that this is less about him thinking he is too fat, and more about him looking for a way to slip through a loophole and get out of serving his sentence.

A death row inmate scheduled for execution says he's too fat to be put to death, claiming executioners would have trouble finding his veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs.

Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue in a federal lawsuit that Cooey -- 5-feet-7 and 267 pounds -- had poor veins when he faced execution five years ago and the problem has been worsened by weight gain.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court, also says prison officials have had difficulty drawing blood from Cooey for medical procedures.

Odd that he KNEW he was set to die, knew he was on the chunky side, but instead of watching his weight, he continued to stuff his mouth and add on the pounds. A little rude if you ask me.

But, then again- what can you expect from someone who evidently was okay with the idea of raping and killing two women?

Seriously, I'm getting tired of all these excuses people have for why they shouldn't be served justice... I seriously doubt he stopped to think about the victims he killed, and their personal feelings, or even medical conditions (like the need to remain alive) that effected their physical health. So, why should I care about his?

Yes folks, I know... I'm really not sympathetic to the fat guy on death row tonight. But, can you blame me?