08/06/2012 09:41 am ET

Barbara Wise Update: Wife Declared Brain Dead After Husband John Allegedly Shot Her In Hospital ICU

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 ( ) 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,