AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A longtime co-worker says an Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his wife of 45 years in a hospital intensive care unit acted out of love because he didn't want her to suffer.
Fifty-eight-year-old Terry Henderson worked with John Wise, of Massillon, for three decades. He said Wednesday that he believes Wise wanted to spare his 65-year-old wife, Barbara, from suffering when he shot her Saturday in her hospital bed.
Henderson says Wise was an exemplary husband without a hint of domestic violence. He says Wise never wanted to become disabled in a nursing home and says Barbara Wise felt the same way.
Wise appeared before a municipal court judge in Akron via video from jail Wednesday morning. No plea was entered. He must return to court Aug. 22.