Akron woman dies 1 month after being shot by husband

AKRON - An Akron woman has died as a result of injuries suffered when she was shot by her husband last month.

Anita Heard, 58, of Akron, died Tuesday morning.

On Oct. 12, Heard was shot in the head inside her Johnland Avenue home. Her husband, Phillip E. Battle, 51, was arrested and charged with felonious assault.

Heard was taken to Akron City Hospital, where she had been in critical condition until she succumbed to her injuries.

Police say they expect additional charges to be filed against Battle.


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