November 4, 2013 6:05 am -

His attorney says he was heartbroken over her physical condition.

Ohio’s John Wise will ask for the jury’s understanding, not sympathy, when the murder trial commences tomorrow, attorney Paul Adamson said.

Wise, who has been under house arrest since last year, could face life in prison if convicted of aggravated murder.

Police say Wise calmly walked into his 65-year-old wife Barbara’s room at Akron General Medical Center and shot her on August 4 last year.

His wife of 45 years died the next morning.

A week earlier, she had suffered triple cerebral aneurysms that left her unable to speak.