92-year-old woman son and killed son

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office  KPHO-TV

- In a freaky turn of events, Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say a 92-year-old mother took her 72-year-old son's life after she believed he ruined hers.

Blessing has been charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping and is being held in custody by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office in Arizona.

She tried to point the guns at her son's 57-year-old partner but the woman was able to wrestle the weapons away, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. On July 2, she grabbed two pistols, put them in her robe pockets and walked into her son's bedroom.

She told deputies she had purchased one of the guns in the late 1970s and that her husband gave her the other pistol, court documents say.

During the confrontation, she removed one pistol and fired multiple rounds at her son, striking and killing him.

The girlfriend then ran downstairs and called police.

Police said Anna Mae Blessing shot and killed her son because he wanted to place her in a home.

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Blessing lived with her son and his girlfriend for about six months before the freaky incident took place at their resident. During her arrest, MCSO says Blessing made the statement, "You ended my life, so I'm taking yours".

Read the original version of this story at ABC15.com. "They are often isolated and neither predictable nor preventable".

She sat in a wheelchair in an orange jail jumpsuit during the brief appearance. Her cash-only bail was set at $500,000.

A preliminary hearing for Anna Mae Blessing is scheduled within the next few weeks.

Information on her attorney was not immediately available.

The court heard that Blessing had been anxious about her son's plans to put her in a home because she 'had become hard to live with'.

Asked what she thinks should happen to her and she told detectives she should be "put to sleep".

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