A Medina County senior citizen is sentenced to jail time for cultivating marijuana that he says was medicinal for his wife with cancer.
Friday, 69-year-old Gary Burton was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 30 days house arrest and two years probation, with credit for time served.
Burton was arrested in January for cultivating marijuana in excess of 1,000 grams, which is a third degree felony.
But some argue that Burton's reason for committing the crime far outweighs the law.
"He was just trying to take care of me, the best way he knew how," says a tearful Sherri Burton, Gary's wife of 44 years.
Sherri suffers from depression and anxiety, and was diagnosed with breast cancer that has now spread to her lymph nodes.
The diagnosis was a major blow to the couple. More + video...