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Man convicted of killing ailing wife dies in prison

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John Wise appears in court during his wife's murder trial. (WOIO) John Wise appears in court during his wife's murder trial. (WOIO)
COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) -

The Massillon man found guilty of killing his wife inside an Akron General Hospital room died in a prison medical facility, according to the state prisons department.

John Wise was serving time in Columbus at Franklin Medical, where he's been since his November conviction.

According to the Ohio Department of Corrections spokeswoman, JoEllen Smith, Wise died Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Ohio State University emergency room of cardiac arrest. 

Wise had a clemency hearing set before the parole board this year.

Wise shot and killed his ailing wife, Barbara, while she was inside a room at Akron General Medical Center in 2012.

He was sentenced to serve six years in prison.

Wise said he didn't want his wife to suffer.

A doctor and nurse took the stand. They testified Wise's wife had three brain aneurysms. One had ruptured. They said they were hoping for a full recovery and they never told Wise his wife was going to die.

During the trial, Wise's defense lawyer says his client was insane at the time of the shooting, while prosecutors maintained he knew what he was doing.

The couple had been married 45 years.

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