Florida man accused of shooting wife because she was in pain and he couldn't afford medications


An 86-year-old Florida man said he killed his wife while she slept because she was in poor health and he could no longer afford her medications, according to an arrest affidavit.

William J. Hager of Port St. Lucie said he had been thinking about killing his wife Carolyn for several days because she was in pain. After Hager shot his wife Monday morning, he went to his kitchen and drank coffee, called his daughters and later dialed 911.

"I want to apologize I didn’t call earlier. I wanted to tell my kids what happened first," detectives quoted him as saying.

Hager faces a first-degree murder charge.