(CBS/AP) AKRON, Ohio - A doctor who was caring for an Ohio woman says she wasn't terminally ill when her husband shot her to death in her hospital bed.
Dr. Michael A. Passero Jr. is a pulmonary care physician at Akron General Medical Center. He told a jury Tuesday that Barbara Wise was stable and responding to medication when her husband, John, shot her in August 2012.
Police say Wise calmly walked into his 65-year-old wife's room at Akron General Medical Center and shot her. His wife of 45 years, died the next morning.
A week earlier, she had suffered triple cerebral aneurysms that left her unable to speak.
The 68-year-old Massillon man said he shot his wifeHe is standing
Wise is pursuing an insanity defense. His attorney told the jury that Wise was a loving husband whose mental state declined after his wife was hospitalized, spiraling to a point of despair.
Friends of the couple previously called it a mercy killing.