A doctor told a jury Tuesday that Barbara Wise was stable and responding to medication when her husband, John Wise, shot her in August 2012.
AKRON, Ohio — A doctor who was caring for an Ohio woman says she wasn't terminally ill when her husband shot her to death in her hospital bed.
Dr. Michael A. Passero Jr. is a pulmonary care physician at Akron General Medical Center. He told a jury Tuesday that Barbara Wise was stable and responding to medication when her husband, John, shot her in August 2012.
The 68-year-old Massillon man is standing trial in his wife's slaying in Akron.
Wise is pursuing an insanity defense. His attorney told the jury that Wise was a loving husband whose mental state declined after his wife was hospitalized, spiraling to a point of despair.
Friends of the couple previously called it a mercy killing.
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