John Wise indicted for fatally shooting wife in Ohio hospital

John Wise
AP Photo/Summit County Sheriff Department

(CBS/AP) AKRON, Ohio - John Wise was indicted for murder Monday in the suspected mercy killing of his wife at a northeastern Ohio hospital.

Wise previously had been charged with murder in municipal court, but Monday's indictment from a Summit County grand jury supersedes that charge. He is expected to enter a plea when he makes his next court appearance on Friday.

Wise, 66, 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.

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

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