92 year-old Anna-Mae Blessing killed her 72 year old son at their Fountain Hills home in Maricopa County.
She was charged with first degree murder of her son. There had been a dispute as to whether or not to put Blessing in a nursing home. She did not want to go. However, reports say, she was “tired of the way her son was treating her.”
The elderly woman shot her son in his bedroom. She then turned the gun on her son’s girlfriend who managed to take the gun away from her. While being taken into custody, Blessing said to the girlfriend, “you took my life so I am taking yours.”
The shooting is thought to be premeditated as Anna-Mae was considering killing her son in days leading up to this incident.