MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - Police in an Oklahoma City suburb say an 80-year-old man has been arrested on a murder complaint in the fatal shooting of his wife, who had dementia.
A Midwest City police affidavit says Royce Davis was arrested Monday at his home after calling police to say he had killed his 77-year-old wife and planned to kill himself.
The document says police convinced Davis to surrender and found Dorothy Davis in bed with a gunshot wound to the head. Police say the woman died at a hospital.
The affidavit says Royce Davis said he and his wife were married for 50 years and that she suffered from dementia for the last several years.
Royce Davis is jailed without bond. Court records list no attorney to speak on his behalf.
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