Man Charged with Murdering Wife in Hospital

Akron, OH, man accused of shooting wife while she lay in intensive care unit.

I’ve heard of all types of cruelty but this takes the full cake! Are people really born this sick or do search hard for the most devastating viruses? Now we have just one more sicko in our midst, like this Akron, Ohio, man who is now accused of shooting his wife of 45 years in a hospital intensive care unit! They say it may have been a mercy killing! ”Mercy killing” my ass!

He was charged Wednesday with aggravated murder, and his attorney said the man always acted out of love.

John Wise appeared before a municipal court judge in Akron via video from jail Wednesday morning. No plea was entered. He must return to court Aug. 22.

Wise, who lived with his wife in Massillon, is accused of shooting her at her bedside in the ICU unit of Akron General Medical Center Saturday. She died the next morning.

His attorney, Paul Adamson, said after the brief court session that the unfolding case would show Wise acted out of love.

“I’m thoroughly convinced he’s a good man. I think his past history bears that out,” Adamson said.

“Forty-five years of marriage, blessed to be deeply in love with his wife throughout those 45 years, and I am absolutely confident that everything that he’s ever done for his wife has been done out of deep love, including the events that just recently transpired.”

Wise appeared in court Tuesday and was apparently confused about initially being charged only with attempted murder, asking “Is she not dead?” Visiting Judge Marvin Shapiro told Wise that he would soon have an attorney who could answer his questions.

Prosecutors upgraded the charge to aggravated murder after an autopsy showed that Barbara Wise died from a gunshot wound to her head. A county medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.

Nurses on the hospital floor where Barbara Wise had been in critical condition in the ICU for several days at first thought an oxygen tank had exploded when they heard a popping sound, a 911 caller told a dispatcher.

A woman, who identified herself as a nurse, said she and others looked into the room and saw a man dressed in black. “We saw him sitting there with a gun. He was, like, loading it,” she said.

The caller said she didn’t know if anybody had been shot, but she heard screaming as she hid in a room.

Why Barbara Wise was in the hospital hasn’t been released.

Emergency personnel responded to the Wises’ home a week before the shooting for a medical call that involved advanced life support, including oxygen and a heart monitor. Hospital and emergency officials have said they can’t disclose any information about patients because of privacy rules.

Wise entered the hospital on Saturday through the main entrance and went up to his wife’s room without drawing any attention, apparently keeping the handgun concealed, hospital spokesman Jim Gosky said. A doctor nearby heard a distinctive popping sound, he said.



The following is a synopsis from the romantic/erotic/action/thriller, First Degree Lust, from this author:


A night out on the town was all Dennis had in mind. He wasn’t looking for a hookup or even a one-nightstand. But a few spins on the dance floor with Minako quickly lead to much more in her bedroom. And after just one steamy night the married woman decided that she wanted Dennis all to herself, permanently. Not wanting to fall into an escape-proof love trap with a married woman, Dennis succeeds in breaking away from Minako.
But his issue with Minako ends up being far from over when she’s found brutally murdered and the evidence points to him. Becoming the subject of an irresistibly huge and highly-publicized bounty imposed by Minako’s immensely wealthy husband, Tetsuya, Dennis spends an entire weekend trying to stay out of the clutches of ragtag bounty hunters while the city is nearly set ablaze.
He succeeds in clearing his name only to find his life in even graver danger. Someone is now trying to kill him. Who’s trying to kill him and why? And what’s the connection between the people who now want him dead and Minako’s murder?


Intrigued? Go to to order your copy now!


Liked it
RSSComments: 2  |  Post a Comment  |  Trackback URL
  1. I do believe he should be punished for his crime but I know that its hard to watch someone you love die.

  2. thats bad act

RSSPost a Comment
comments powered by Disqus