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Ky court upholds woman's conviction in morphine overdose slaying of husband
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:29 PM EST
The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the intentional murder conviction of a Taylor County woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband with an overdose of morphine.
Wise is serving life in prison for the death of her 71-year-old husband Kenneth Wise. A coroner initially ruled his death a heart attack, but subsequent blood tests showed high levels of morphine in his system.
Police later questioned Kathleen Wise, who acknowledged putting the drug in her husband's water.