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Mitchell Rupe, former death row inmate, dies 2/7/2006

remembering the victims

Twila Capron
Candace Hemmig

State v. Rupe
Too big to hang, killer dies in prison
I-695 gets the death penalty and Rupe escapes it.
MITCHELL RUPE: Spared death penalty, convicted killer speaks about 1981 shootings
Gregoire Disappointed With U.S. Supreme Court’s Refusal to Review Rupe Case
The Eat All You Can to Save Your Life Diet
Death row inmate once too obese to hang died at prison hospital
Mitchell Rupe, inmate found too heavy to hang, dead at 51
Killer marries in prison
Murderpedia: Mitchell Rupe
Wikipedia: Mitchell Rupe

Mitchell Rupe


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  1. That fat bastard should have been executed or forced to have lethal injection. He did not worry about killing his victims nor did he care about their rights or family, why should we care about his? That’s the problem with this country is prisoners have way to many rights that really should be revoked. For instance, why do they have TV? Why do they have the chance to earn a college degree? Why are we rewarding them for committing crimes? Why are we wasting tax dollars on these people like this tub of lard? Kill the bastard, and if his head comes off who cares? Sew it back on and put a scarf on him. I can’t understand why this country disregards the victims but takes great care in prisoners!

  2. He got less than he deserved. He murdered my sister Twila and it took him more than 18 years to give even a hint of an apology. I remember in September of 1994 he was interviewed by either 20/20 or 60 minutes and was actually bragging about how he “beat the system” and would not be executed but instead his sentence was commuted to life. I’ll never forget how he was smurking during the interview as he explained how he gained so much weight that he would have been decapitated if he was hung. If he thought that was bad he would have really been complaining if they would have released him to me and my brothers. She was one of the sweetest people you would ever want to know. She was always smiling and always willing to help anyone. I remember as a student in High School in Ozark she would sometimes pick me up at school and take me to her house and we’d talk and laugh and have the best of times. I miss her terribly and think about her often. Maybe now that low life scum bag will get the torture that he deserves in hell! Thank you all for your support and your comments.



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  4. An Ohio death row inmate was executed after the Supreme Court rejected his last plea that he was too fat to be put to death. Richard Cooey was pronounced dead at 10:28 a.m. ET, The execution went as scheduled Cooey had exhausted his legal appeals and Gov. Ted Strickland earlier denied the 41-year-old prisoner’s clemency petition. Cooey murdered two college students Wendy Offredo and Dawn McCreery The men had been tossing concrete slabs onto Interstate 77, and one of them struck Offredo’s car.

    Pretending to “rescue” the women, Cooey and Clinton Dickens took the victims to a remote field, according to prosecutors. There the students were subjected to a three-and-a-half-hour period of rape, torture, stabbings and fatal bludgeonings. Cooey carved an “X” into the stomachs of both women, prosecutors said.

    in 1986.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. Did he have a 7/11 close by?
    Rupe at one time was more than 425 pounds, but weight-loss surgery in prison had reduced that to 275 pounds over the years
    To bad Rupe got away from the hangman.

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    I made a post on Cooey a while back:

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