92-year-old woman kills son because he tried putting her in assisted living facility

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 4, 2018, 9:07 pm IST
Updated Jul 4, 2018, 9:09 pm IST
Anna Mae Blessing, of Arizona, appeared in court, in a wheelchair and orange jumpsuit, to face charges of first-degree murder.
Blessing shot her 72-year-old son Thomas dead with one of two weapons she stored under her bed in her room in his girlfriend’s condo.
 Blessing shot her 72-year-old son Thomas dead with one of two weapons she stored under her bed in her room in his girlfriend’s condo.

A 92-year old woman allegedly shot dead her son after he tried to put her in an assisted living facility.

According to reports, Anna Mae Blessing, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, appeared in court, in a wheelchair and orange jumpsuit, to face charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

 

Blessing shot her 72-year-old son Thomas dead with one of two weapons she stored under her bed in her room in his girlfriend’s condo.

They moved her there six months ago and Anna had become worried that the pair were plotting to move her into a home. 

On Monday morning, Blessing hid two pistols inside her house robe and walked into her son's room and shot him twice.

One bullet struck his neck and the other pierced his jaw.

Blessing then turned the gun towards her son's girlfriend, who has not been named, but the 57-year-old was able to wrestle it out of her hands.   

It was at that point, Blessing allegedly reached into her robe pocked and pulled out her second weapon, which the girlfriend also managed to wrestle out of her hand.

All out of guns, Blessing simply took a seat in a recliner chair and waited for the police to arrived.

As she was arrested, she announced: 'You ended my life, so I'm taking yours.'

Blessing told officers she had wanted to kill herself but was out of weapons. 

When detectives asked Blessing what she thinks should happen to her 'she replied she should be 'put to sleep' as a result of her actions.'





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