John Wise guilty of murder for Akron hospital mercy killing

AKRON - A man accused of shooting his wife as she lay in an Akron hospital bed has been found guilty of aggravated murder.

John Wise, 68, faced multiple counts, including aggravated murder, for the death of his wife of 45 years, Barbara Wise.

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He's been convicted of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault.

Wise admitted on the stand on Thursday that he "lost it", and shot his wife in the head inside the Nuerointensive Care Unit at Akron General Medical Center in August of 2012.

His attorney argued not guilty by reason of insanity.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18 at 11 a.m.

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