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Obese inmate's appeal rejected

October 14, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a state prison inmate who argued that he is too obese to be executed. Richard Cooey is scheduled to be put to death today.

Cooey, 41, is 5-foot-7 and weighs 267 pounds. He has one more appeal pending. Cooey raped and killed two college students in 1986.

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