AKRON -- A grand jury has indicted a man in the suspected mercy killing of his wife at a northeastern Ohio hospital.
John Wise faces one count each of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault in the Aug. 4 shooting of his wife in the intensive care unit of Akron General Medical Center.
The 66-year-old's indictment was released Monday. He is next due in court on Friday, when he is expected to enter a plea.
Wise previously had been charged with murder in municipal court, but Monday's indictment from a Summit County grand jury supersedes that charge.
A friend says Wise's wife, Barbara, had been disabled by a stroke when he shot her.