AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The defense will argue it was a case of a loving husband's insanity in the fatal shooting of his wife in a hospital intensive care unit in Ohio.
Jury selection is scheduled Monday in the Akron trial of 68-year-old John Wise of Massillon (MAS'-ih-lawn).
He could face life in prison if convicted of killing his wife last year as she lay debilitated in a hospital bed, unable to speak.
Friends have called it a mercy killing, but that's not a legal defense in Ohio.
A longtime friend of the couple said the two had agreed they didn't want to live out their years bedridden and disabled.
Prosecutors declined to discuss the case in advance of the trial.