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Ohio Man Gets 6 Years For Wife’s Hospital Killing
An Ohio man who fatally shot his ailing wife in her hospital bed has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The sentence issued Friday is in line with a prosecutor’s recommendation that John Wise receive a lighter punishment than the minimum 23 years on his most serious conviction, an aggravated murder count with a firearm specification.
The 68-year-old 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.
The prosecutor said the unique circumstances warranted leniency. She recommended that Wise be sentenced on a lesser offense and get a six-year term.
The defense has said Wise will ask the governor for clemency.