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Death Row: Ohio Killer Asks For Delay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio death row inmate arguing he is too fat to be humanely executed by injection has asked a federal judge to delay his execution.

Richard Cooey is scheduled to die Oct. 14 for raping and killing two college students in 1986.

Cooey says in a federal lawsuit filed in August that his obesity will make it difficult for Ohio's execution team to find his veins under the state's current procedures.

He also argues a drug he takes for migraine headaches could interfere with one of the lethal injection drugs.

Cooey asked U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost to delay his execution while the lawsuit is pending.

The state has yet to respond to the filing.

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