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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Akron General's new emergency department in Green will open their doors to patients this morning.
The 24-hour ER on Massillon Road will officially open at 7 a.m. Monday.
The Lifestyles fitness center is set to open in July.
The new facility at the Health & Wellness Center will be similar to Akron General facilities in Stow and West Akron.
LifeStyles is a medical-based fitness program that is built around an individual's specific goals.
The Green Health Center on Boettler Road will continue to house physician offices and Physical Therapy services until further notice.
Click here to take a virtual tour.
Flu season in Northeast Ohio is just around the corner. Is now the best time to get a flu shot, or wait?
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Akron General phycisian Doctor Tim Brown says if you are in a high-risk category, people who go to the hospital often, the sooner you get a flu shot, the better.
But, Doctor Brown says if you are young, healthy and in your 20s, you could probably wait until October to get a flu shot.
Doctor Brown says usually, flu shots last between 4 or 5 months inside a patient's body. He says flu season usually peaks in Northeast Ohio in January and February.
So, Doctor Brown says getting a flu shot now would carry most people through the traditional end of the flu season. Doctor Brown says there is not enough evidence either for or against getting a flu 'booster' shot in 4 or 5 months.
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