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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2006, 05:46 PM
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This happened here in Washington years ago:
Mitchell Rupe -too fat to hang

Rupe was sentenced to die, but in 1994, a United States federal judge held that Rupe was too heavy to hang. Rupe was 400 pounds at the time, and the judge was concerned that execution by hanging could cause Rupe to be decapitated, which would constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
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