FOUNTAIN HILLS, Arizona — A sweet ol’ granny, she ain’t.
A 92-year-old Arizona woman has been charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting her son when he tried to move her to an assisted living facility.
Anna Mae Blessing “had been contemplating for several days her son’s intentions to place her in an assisted living facility,” when she went to his room with two handguns in her robe rockets and opened fire, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office said.
Blessing fired multiple shots at her 72-year-old son, killing him. She then turned the gun on his girlfriend, but she managed to wrestle the gun away before Blessing was able to fire again.
The nonagenarian then pulled out her other gun, but her son’s girlfriend managed to knock it out of her hands before she fired, cops said.
The girlfriend then called police. When officers arrived, they found Blessing sitting in a recliner. She told them she wanted to kill herself but couldn;t as she didn’t have any weapons anymore, cops said.
Blessing was charged with one count of murder in the first degree, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of kidnapping.