Charge Against Alleged Hospital Shooter Upgraded

Aug 8, 2012

The Akron man accused of shooting his wife in her hospital bed Saturday night has been charged with aggravated murder. 66-year-old John Wise appeared in court judge today on the new charge. He's due back in court later this month. Prosecutors decided to upgrade an attempted murder charge after an autopsy showed 65-year-old Barbara Wise died late Sunday from a gunshot wound. The Summit County Coroner has ruled her death  a homicide. Police say it may have been a mercy killing. Defense attorney Paul Adamson says his client acted out of "deep love" but did not elaborate.