AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Massillon man accused of fatally shooting his wife inside Akron General Hospital was back in court on Wednesday.
Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands ruled John Wise is competent to stand trial.
Wise is charged with aggravated murder.
Police say Wise shot his wife Barbara inside the intensive care unit. Barbara had been hospitalized with a life-threatening illness when she was shot in the head.
Defense lawyers are suggesting the death was a mercy-killing.
The couple had been married 45 years.
Wise's trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 28.