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92-year-old woman allegedly kills son who tried to put her in assisted living

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 July 2018, 16:02 IST

Wearing an orange jumpsuit, a 92-year old Arizona woman Anna Mae Blessing appeared in a court for charges of first-degree murder. She allegedly shot her son for trying to put her in an assisted living facility.

A report states that Blessing of Arizona was in a wheelchair and orange jumpsuit when she appeared in the court. She is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault.

She shot her son Thomas using one of the weapons she kept under her bed. She shot two bullets, one shot his neck and another pierced his jaw.

Anna Mae Blessing

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.'

Blessing said to the police that she purchased a handgun in the year 1970’s. Four months ago she came to live with her son and his girlfriend. She told police she had been up for the last three to four nights thinking about her son telling her he was going to place her in an assisted living facility. So, she killed him. She even checked his pulse to confirm that he was dead.

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First published: 5 July 2018, 16:02 IST
 
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