Anna Blessing, 92, was charged with first-degree murder after police say she fatally shot her son for planning to move her into a nursing home.
(Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)
An elderly mother in Arizona allegedly shot and killed her son on the Monday after they learned of his plans to put her in a nursing home, officials said.
Anna Blessing, 92, had been thinking about her son’s intentions to put her in a house for days, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release. They confronted him on Monday morning with two pistols which she hid in her clothing, according to police.
Blessing told the police, “she removed the gun and shot several rounds, striking and killing her son.” It was at that moment that the older woman allegedly point the gun at her son, his girlfriend and a fight ensued.
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The weapon allegedly “expelled” from Blessing’s hand, before she grabbed a second gun and tried to point out to the friend who knocked it out of Blessing’s hand.
The friend called the police, and the Blessing was taken into custody. She was charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of kidnapping.
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