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Husband kills his sick wife because he could not afford the medication

By Mason White 2:03 PM May 18, 2016
William Hager 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his sick wife because he did not want to pay for her medication, according to police in Florida.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 86-year-old William Hager, after being accused of shooting 78-year-old Carolyn Hager in the head.

William was charged with one count of murder. He was booked into jail, and he is being held without bail. William called police and led them to a room, where the body of his wife was on a bed, covered with a blanket.

Carolyn had a gunshot wound to the head. William told them that she had been sick, but they could not afford her medicine.

He told detectives that he had been contemplating killing her for several days and he finally got the courage to do it. He said that his wife wanted to die, but she never asked him to kill her.