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HOSPITAL BED SHOOTING
Ohio murder trial to begin for man charged with fatally shooting infirm wife in hospital bed
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, November 4, 2013 3:00 AM EST
The defense will argue it was a case of a loving husband's insanity in the fatal shooting of his wife in a hospital intensive care unit in Ohio.
He could face life in prison if convicted of killing his wife last year as she lay debilitated in a hospital bed, unable to speak.
Friends have called it a mercy killing, but that's not a legal defense in Ohio.
A longtime friend of the couple said the two had agreed they didn't want to live out their years bedridden and disabled.
Prosecutors declined to discuss the case in advance of the trial.