'Too fat to die' murderer is executed
Richard Cooey a murderer and rapist who claimed he was too fat to be killed humanely by injection.
He was wrong.
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A double murderer who claimed he was too fat to be safely executed was put to death by lethal injection today.
Richard Cooey, 5ft 7ins and 19 stones, had tried to escape his sentence by claiming his obesity would cause difficulty in finding suitable veins for the shots.
Cooey ,41, who killed two Ohio university students in 1986, lost a final appeal earlier today to the US Supreme Court.
Cooey and a then-17-year-old accomplice were convicted of the murders of Wendy Offredo and Dawn McCreery.
The men had been throwing concrete slabs off a bridge on to a main road and one of them struck Ms Offredo's car.