Ohio man convicted of killing hospitalized wife

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AKRON, Ohio — A jury on Friday convicted a man who said he fatally shot his hospitalized wife out of love because of her debilitated condition that left her unable to speak.

John Wise, 68, could face life in prison. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 18.

Police said Wise calmly walked into Barbara Wise’s hospital room on Aug. 4, 2012, and shot her at her bedside. She died the next day.

Barbara Wise, 65, was in the intensive care unit at Akron General Medical Center after suffering triple cerebral aneurysms that had left her unable to speak, a family friend has said.

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