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

04 July 2018, 09:33 | Erica Roy

Anna Blessing’s booking information

Anna Blessing’s booking information

According to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office news release, Anna Mae Blessing was distraught and angry for days after learning her son, 72, planned to put her in a nursing home.

Authorities later determined in an interview with Blessing that she believed her life was being taken by her son and his girlfriend due to their intention to put her in an assisted living home.

Blessing allegedly told cops that she had bought one of the guns in the late 1970s, and that the other was given to her by her husband.

Authorities say Blessing then pointed the gun at her son's girlfriend, but she dropped it and a struggle ensued.

When Blessing pulled out the second gun in her possession, her son's girlfriend knocked it out of her hand before calling deputies. She went to confront her son about his decision with two firearms concealed in her robe. When they searched the building, they found Blessing sitting in a recliner, and arrested her there after she continued to refuse to follow their orders, police said in a probable cause statement. She told police that her son wanted her to leave the Fountain Hills home because she had become "difficult to live with".

Blessing also complained about the way her son treated her, according to her son's girlfriend who was present in the room where the shooting took place.

When describing the tragic murder, a police officer at the scene said.

Police arrested Blessing and charged her with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. An attorney has been appointed to represent her, but the attorney has not commented.

Anna Mae Blessing was taken into custody on Monday at the home she shared with her son in Phoenix, Arizona and is being held on $500,000 bail. The case resumes on July 13.

Information on her attorney was not immediately available.

The man's name had not been released by Tuesday afternoon.

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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