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Man who claimed to have killed his wife out of love dies in prison of heart attack

By Mason White 8:24 AM July 16, 2014
John Wise 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man who was jailed for killing his wife out of love, died of a heart attack, prison officials in Ohio said.

69-year-old John Wise, was convicted of shooting and killing his wife, Barbara Wise, as she laid in a hospital bed.

John and his wife were together for 45 years. In court, Wise claimed that he killed his wife because she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at the hospital.

A note written by Wise on the day of the shooting was found in the hospital room where Wise also tried to commit suicide. The note apologized for any trauma and inconvenience, and said that the shooting was done with love.

However, mercy is not a defense to a charge of murder. Wise was sentenced to serve 6 years in jail for the killing as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.