AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is going 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 said 66-year-old John Wise of Massillon entered his wife’s room Saturday and shot her while standing at her bedside. He’ll be arraigned Monday.
Capt. Dan Zampelli told the Akron Beacon Journal ( http://bit.ly/NWGFfH ) that the shooting may have been an attempted mercy killing.
Zampelli said “it seems to be slanting that way. He wanted to take away her suffering.”
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com