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HOSPITAL BED SHOOTING
Ohio man who fatally shot ailing wife in her hospital bed asks governor for clemency
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 9, 2014 4:28 PM EST
An Ohio man sentenced to six years in prison for fatally shooting his ailing wife in her hospital bed has asked the governor for clemency.
Wise says he shot his debilitated wife out of love in August 2012 after she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at an Akron hospital. Mercy is not a defense to a murder charge in Ohio.
The prosecutor's office recommended the reduced sentence that Wise was given. Prosecutors have said they would oppose any further reduction in the punishment.
The governor's spokesman declined to comment on the clemency request.