COLUMBUS -- A prosecutor says a condemned killer trying to delay his execution because of his extreme weight is now raising an innocence claim.
Death row inmate Ronald Post, who weighs more than 400 pounds, is asking the courts to stop his January execution on the grounds his weight could cause him to suffer severe pain during the procedure.
Post has also tried to delay his execution to try to prove that claims he made a full confession to several people have been falsely exaggerated.
Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will says Post told the Ohio Parole Board Nov. 20 that another man shot hotel desk clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria in 1983.
While Will says the claim is new, Post's attorneys say their client has long implied others were involved.
AP Legal Affairs Writer
The Associated Press