Ohio man faces court in wife's hospital shooting

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is set to be arraigned on a charge that he shot his wife in a hospital intensive care unit.

Authorities say 65-year-old Barbara Wise was declared brain dead at Akron General Medical Center Sunday night.

Akron police say 66-year-old John Wise of Massillon (MAS'-ih-lawn) entered his wife's room Saturday and shot her while standing at her bedside. He'll be arraigned Monday.

Capt. Dan Zampelli tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/NWGFfH ) that the shooting may have been an attempted mercy killing.

Zampelli says "it seems to be slanting that way. He wanted to take away her suffering."


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com