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May 18, 2016

I am not sure it gets any worse than this

By | Advocacy, underserved populations | 3 Comments

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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.murder

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.murder (1)

“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.”

Ok, so this happened.  

What the hell is going on in this country? Where is the disconnect? The elderly should not have to go without their medications because of money! Is this a case of the medicare doughnut hole? Did this guy not know that he could ask drug manufacturers to give him discounted medication for his wife? Was the PCP unaware of the situation?

Didn’t it occur to him to go to a hospital and tell them he felt like he wanted to kill his wife? Was he mentally ill? Couldn’t he call his daughters and ask for help?

This man is 86 years old and will spend the rest of his life in prison.  waldenu_minitype

And if he is telling the truth, he shot his wife to put her out of her misery.

I am ill. Seriously.






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