Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mixed Nuts in the Making

Convicted killer Richard Cooey (raped and murdered two University of Akron students) is attempting to beat execution by eating his way out.

His lawyers are claiming that he’s too fat to fry.

He’s also claiming that a drug he takes for migraine headaches will interfere with the drugs used in the execution.

The obvious solution – changing / eliminating his meds, and putting him on a bread and water diet, and making him do Richard Simmons workout tapes until the execution date – has a certain appeal, but doesn’t seem to have occurred to anyone.

Though I suppose the Richard Simmons tapes could be considered cruel and unusual punishment.