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HOSPITAL BED SHOOTING
Ohio man charged with shooting wife in hospital pursues insanity defense at murder trial
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:23 AM EST
It's unclear whether an Ohio man charged with shooting and killing his wife at a hospital will testify in his own defense.
In opening statements Monday, a prosecutor said Wise wrote an apologetic note before shooting his wife in the head with a pistol and then trying to kill himself last August.
The defense said Wise's mental state had declined after his wife was hospitalized.
Friends have called it a mercy killing, but that's not a legal defense in Ohio. A longtime friend has said the couple had agreed they didn't want to live out their years bedridden and disabled.