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John Wise sentenced to 6 years in prison for fatally shooting wife

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The Massillon man found guilty of shooting his wife in the head at Akron General Hospital was sentenced to serve 6 years in prison Friday afternoon.

John Wise was found guilty of shooting his wife Barbara in the head while she laid in a hospital bed in August of 2012.

 The county prosecutor asked the judge to give Wise a manslaughter sentence, taking Wise from serving life in prison to six years. However, the judge requested additional briefs in the case, and said a six year sentence isn't allowed under the law presented to her by prosecutors and defense.

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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