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October 14, 2008

SCOTUS rejects death row inmate's "I'm too fat to die" claims

He was executed on schedule and apparently died just fine in spite of being very overweight.

...Cooey's lawyers maintained that at 5-foot-7 and 267 pounds, he was "morbidly obese" and had gained about 70 pounds since he was imprisoned at age 19. Prison food and confinement in his cell for 23 hours a day, limiting his opportunities for exercise, contributed to his weight problem, his legal team argued...
Morgan Spurlock was unavailable for comment.


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