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Blessing had reportedly concealed two pistols in the pockets of her robe and then confronted her son in his bedroom.

Blessing told deputies that she removed the gun and fired multiple rounds, killing her son.

She then pointed the gun at her son’s girlfriend, and the two struggled over the weapon when it became dislodged from Blessing’s hand, officials said.

At that point, Blessing reportedly retrieved the second gun and tried to point it at the girlfriend, who was then able to knock it from her possession.

The girlfriend then notified MCSO.

MCSO says they found Blessing sitting in a recliner chair when they entered the home. She was arrested without incident.

According to Blessing, her son had told her that she had become “difficult to live with,” so he was going to put her in an assisted living home. During her arrest, MCSO says Blessing made the statement, “You ended my life, so I’m taking yours.”

Court documents stated the Monday incident was not the first time authorities had to intervene between Blessing and her son. Police had reportedly been called to the home after reports of a verbal altercation between the pair.

Barbara Blessing, Anna Mae’s granddaughter and the daughter of the victim, tells ABC15 her father had tried to get police to take the 92-year-old’s guns away, but police reportedly said she had a right to have them. Barbara says she believes her grandmother needs help, not to be put behind bars.

Source: MCSO: 92-year-old refuses assisted living, shoots and kills son in Fountain Hills – ABC15 Arizona


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