Mom shoots dead son who tried to put her in nursing home: 'You ended my life, so I’m taking yours'
A 92-year-old woman shot her son to death after she took exception to his plan to move her into an Arizona retirement home, authorities said Tuesday.
The elderly mother faced off with her 72-year-old son at his Fountain Hills home, pulled a pistol from her bathrobe and blasted him around 10 a.m. Monday, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Anna Mae Blessing told cops she had been stewing over her son's decision to kick her out for days and "believed he ruined" her life.
“You ended my life, so I’m taking yours,” Blessing allegedly said during her arrest, the Arizona Republic reported.
She stashed two guns in her pockets for the fateful confrontation.
After gunning down her son, Blessing turned the weapon on his girlfriend who tried to stop the slaying, according to police. She wrestled both guns away from Blessing and called police.
Deputies rushed to the home for “unknown trouble” and found her son dead in his bedroom and the woman believed responsible for the shooting relaxing in a recliner chair.
She told cops she wanted to kill herself but was unable to do so after her son’s girlfriend took the weapons away, the newspaper reported.
Blessing faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping after her son’s death, according to police. He has not been identified.
A judge ordered Blessing to be held on a $500,00 cash bond.