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Son supports clemency in mother’s death

Associated Press • Jan 18, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Mark Wise, in a letter accompanying a clemency application, said he was devastated by his mother’s death but nevertheless supports clemency.

A copy of his sworn affidavit signed Dec. 19 was provided Friday to the Associated Press by Wise’s defense. Gov. John Kasich’s administration won’t comment on clemency.

The prosecutor in Akron opposes clemency for John Wise, of Massillon.

Wise said he shot his debilitated wife out of love in 2012 after she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at an Akron hospital.

Mercy is not a defense to a murder charge in Ohio.

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