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John Wise sits in the courtroom of Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands during his murder trial in Nov. 2013 in Akron. Wise was found guilty in the murder of his 65-year-old wife as she lay in her hospital bed at the Akron General Medical Center. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
After losing her nursing license, an Akron woman felt like she had hit rock bottom. So when her friend offered a drug she claimed was even better than the Vicodin she was taking, the former nurse figured she had nothing left to lose.