Unaffordable arthritis drugs blamed for shooting death

An elderly US man has been arrested after fatally shooting his arthritic wife because her medications were no longer affordable and she was in pain.

Florida-based William Hager, 86, is being held without bail after telling police he shot his wife, Carolyn, in the head as she slept.

Hager called the emergency line at 1pm, several hours after the fatal shooting.