UPDATED 1:11 p.m. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has released the official cause of death of Barbara Wise, 65, of Massillon. She's the woman who was shot while in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Akron General last Saturday.
The cause was a gunshot to the head, and the case is ruled a homicide.
Prosecutors have been waiting for the report to determine charges her husband, John, 66, will face. Police said he carried a gun into the hospital and shot his wife while she lay in the ICU bed, in critical condition.
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(Summit County Medical Examiner) The autopsy has been completed on Barbara Wise, the 65 year-old female that was shot on August 4, 2012, while an inpatient at Akron General Medical Center.
The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is homicide.
Bond is set for the Massillon man accused of shooting his wife in the ICU at Akron General Medical Center.
NewsChannel 5 reports John Wise appeared in Akron Municipal Court on an aggravated attempted murder charge Tuesday. His bond was set at $1 million.
Police say the 66-year old entered the hospital Saturday and calmly walked into the Intensive Care Unit where he shot his critically ill wife, 65-year old Barbara Wise.
The charges could change pending autopsy results.
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