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John Wise Indicted After Allegedly Shooting Wife Barbara Wise In ICU 'Mercy Killing'

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John Wise, 66, faces murder charges in the suspected
John Wise, 66, faces murder charges in the suspected "mercy killing" of his wife, Barbara Wise, who was shot in an Ohio hospital.

AKRON, Ohio -- A grand jury has indicted a man in the suspected mercy killing of his wife at a northeastern Ohio hospital.

John Wise faces one count each of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault in the Aug. 4 shooting of his wife in the intensive care unit of Akron General Medical Center.

The 66-year-old's indictment was released Monday. He is next due in court on Friday, when he is expected to enter a plea.

Wise previously had been charged with murder in municipal court, but Monday's indictment from a Summit County grand jury supersedes that charge.

A friend says Wise's wife, Barbara, had been disabled by a stroke when he shot her.

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