Richard Cooey


Age: 41


Summary: Ohio man who along with two accomplices took part in the abduction, rape, and capital murder of two University of Akron students in 1986, and who had argued in numerous legal challenges that his weight problem would make it difficult for prison staff to find suitable veins to deliver the deadly multiple-drug chemicals, which became a problem that delayed previous executions in the state since 2007.



Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection


Born: June 9, 1967


Died: October 14, 2008


Location: Lucasville, Ohio