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HOSPITAL BED SHOOTING
Ohio man to be sentenced for killing ailing wife at hospital; prosecutor recommended leniency
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 13, 2013 1:52 AM EST
An Ohio man who fatally shot his ailing wife in her hospital bed is due to be sentenced after a prosecutor recommended a six-year prison term instead of a possible life sentence.
The Massillon man says he shot his debilitated wife out of love in August 2012 after she suffered an aneurysm and appeared to be in pain. Mercy is not a defense to a murder charge in Ohio.
Wise was convicted on charges including aggravated murder with a firearm specification, which could carry a life sentence.
The prosecutor said the unique circumstances warranted leniency. She recommended that Wise be sentenced on a lesser offense.