Slaying May Have Been A Mercy Killing

Aug 6, 2012

Akron police say a man entered a hospital intensive care unit and shot his wife while standing at her bedside Saturday night. Police Captain Dave Zampelli says doctors declared 65-year-old Barbara Wise dead on Sunday after being shot by her 66-year-old husband John, who is expected to be arraigned today. The couple had been married for 45 years. A hospital spokesperson says privacy laws prevent the release of details as to why Barbara Wise had been admitted to the ICU a few days earlier. Zampelli says it may have been an attempted mercy killing.