Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

National and World

August 7, 2012

Man in wife's ICU shooting confused about charge

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man suspected of the mercy killing of his wife seemed perplexed at the charge, asking a judge whether his wife was indeed dead.

John Wise appeared before an Akron municipal court judge via video from jail Tuesday morning on an aggravated attempted murder charge. His bond was set at $1 million.

The 66-year-old Wise is charged with shooting his wife of 45 years at her bedside Saturday. She died the next morning.

The attempted murder charge against him is expected to be upgraded after an autopsy.

But Wise was apparently confused about the attempted murder charge Tuesday, asking "Is she not dead?"

The judge didn't answer his question but said he would soon have an attorney who could.

1
Text Only
National and World
Local News
AP Video
House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Fish Oil Plant Blast Kills One Two Huge Fires Burning in Northern California Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Suspect Dead, Marshals and Cop Wounded in NYC Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Arts, Humanities Awards Handed Out at WH Former Va. Governor's Corruption Trial Begins Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video $15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Maine Police Investigate Deaths of Family of 5 UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted
Sister Newspapers' News