Ronald Post



Age: 53


Summary: Ohio death row inmate whose 450-pound weight became an issue in his death penalty case when he was sentenced to death for the shotgun murder of 53-year-old motel clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria, Ohio on Dec. 15, 1983 before his attorneys sought clemency ahead of his Jan. 16, 2013 execution date on the grounds that he was so obese that he could not be executed humanely.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: August 1, 1959


Died: July 26, 2013


Location: Columbus, Ohio