92-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting son in Arizona

Share
92-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting son in Arizona

The 72-year-old victim had told his mother that he wanted to sent her to an assisted-living home and Anna Mae Blessing considered what he'd said for a few days, police said.

A 92-year-old Arizona woman was charged with murder after she allegedly killed her son for trying to take her to an assisted-living facility, police said Tuesday. The woman had hid two pistols under her robe when she confronted about it to her son on Monday morning.

She told cops she wanted to kill herself but was unable to do so after her son's girlfriend took the weapons away, the newspaper reported.

"Blessing retrieved the second handgun and attempted to point it at the girlfriend, who knocked it from Blessing's possession", according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect then tried to shoot his girlfriend, but she charged Blessing and managed to wrestle the pistols from her. She then confronted her son in the master bedroom of the home they shared, along with the son's girlfriend, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

"As the suspect was being escorted from the residence, she made a spontaneous statement to the effect of 'You took my life, so I'm taking yours, '" court documents said. She was arrested without incident. Her son was wounded and died at the scene, according to police.

Maricopa Sheriff Paul Penzone said: "It is always concerning when domestic issues escalate to violence or tragic outcomes". She is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on July 13.

A judge ordered Blessing to be held on a $500,00 cash bond. Anna Mae Blessing lived in Visalia, California, from 1990 to 1992 and in Kissimmee, Florida, from 1992 to 2017, records show.

During the ensuing argument, she pulled out one revolver, purchased in the 1970s, and fired at her son.

She told police she deserved to be "put to sleep" for her actions.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

England shake penalties demons in shootout against Colombia
Dier hit the winning penalty low and left for England and Pickford's team-mates charged toward him to celebrate in a group hug. The win sees England move on to the quarters where it will face Sweden , while Colombia goes home.

Hot, sticky weather will cling to ME this week
As of now, storms that develop could be potent, potentially strong to severe... we'll keep you updated as we get closer in time. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the best chances north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor.

Japan's World Cup 'psychic octopus' killed for food
Achilles , who hails from St Petersburg, rose to fame after a string of correct results in last year's Confederations Cup. After Abe sold Rabio to a food market the fisherman quickly replaced him with Rabio Jr.

Watch England's Eric Dier bury the game-winning penalty kick against Colombia
Jordan Pickford's stunning save, Kieran Trippier's fearless winning penalty, Ian Wright's jubilant celebrations; it had it all. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane proved he had nerves of steel as he scored two penalties for England against Colombia.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

China presses Europe for anti-Trump alliance on trade
Given the 12-hour time difference, that would have put its implementation ahead of Washington's. Chinese newspapers described the move as a counterstrike in an escalating trade war.

Tina Turner’s Son Craig Dead at 59
The family has not released a statement regarding the reported death at this time. Tina Turner , 78, now resides in Switzerland after renouncing her US citizenship.

Barcelona News: Lionel Messi Conveyed through PSG Star Neymar that Real Madrid is a Bombshell
Although they have lost the trophy to Barcelona in 2015 still they have bounced back to win the game in 2016 and 2017. Also, Youri Djorkaeff claims that PSG would definitely scoop the trophy if they could put Madrid to the sword.

Juventus 'begin talks for Cristiano Ronaldo'
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club this summer, according to an exclusive report on El Chiringuito . And Josep Pedrerol, on Jugones , revealed: "Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid".

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.