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Mom shoots, kills son who tried to put her in nursing home: 'You ended my life, so Iím taking yours'
NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2018 | NICOLE HENSLEY

Posted on 07/04/2018 5:15:20 PM PDT by lowbridge

A 92-year-old woman shot her son to death over 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 the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Mae Blessing told cops she had been stewing for days over her son's decision to kick her out and "believed he ruined" her life.

“You ended my life, so I’m taking yours,” Blessing allegedly said during her arrest

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; elderly
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1 posted on 07/04/2018 5:15:20 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

This can be a touchy time. If my mom offs me I guess I’m ok with it.


2 posted on 07/04/2018 5:17:33 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: lowbridge

Dementia, hopefully. In the sense of, I hope she wasn’t always this difficult.


3 posted on 07/04/2018 5:17:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: lowbridge

I think he should have put her in there about 20 years ago. She probably had Alzheimer’s, and often there’s an anger and paranoia problem that goes with that. Not always, but frequently enough.

Prayers for the family because it must be horrible for them.


4 posted on 07/04/2018 5:18:38 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Or he could have taken care of his mother himself.


5 posted on 07/04/2018 5:20:35 PM PDT by Az Joe (I AM TRUMP!)
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To: lowbridge

She seems a little judgemental...


6 posted on 07/04/2018 5:21:43 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: lowbridge

Murder is murder, no excuses.


7 posted on 07/04/2018 5:21:55 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: lowbridge

Trial by a jury of her peers.


8 posted on 07/04/2018 5:22:40 PM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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The mausoleum of her choice...


9 posted on 07/04/2018 5:25:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Free Republic has been reduced to primarily a gathering place for the inane, banal, and obtuse.)
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To: lowbridge

Bet he won’t bring up that topic again.


10 posted on 07/04/2018 5:25:51 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: Az Joe

How long had he lived off his mother if so, or was it vice versa? I ask as my wife’s mom is only 84 and the son 61. He has lived and bummed off momma since 1975 or so. Yes, she is SCARED TO HELL OF HIM. The punk served 3 years in the Corps as a Viet ERA type. He wrecked his Harley coming home. He does zip for the mom. My wife refuses to tell the state about Elder Abuse.


11 posted on 07/04/2018 5:28:16 PM PDT by Lumper20 (w)
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To: Old Yeller

And Granny is really going to
Be pissed about Her New living arrangements!


12 posted on 07/04/2018 5:29:59 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY)
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To: Az Joe

“Or he could have taken care of his mother himself.”

Really easy to SAY...unless you have an elderly parent with dementia that you are taking care of 24/7!


13 posted on 07/04/2018 5:30:53 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know Who holds the future!)
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To: livius
he probably had Alzheimer’s, and often there’s an anger and paranoia problem that goes with that. Not always, but frequently enough.

Could be.

Could also be a drug she is on or a drug interaction.

Geriatric medicine is very complicated and individually complicated.

With geriatric patients a drug they have been on for years could suddenly cause a psychotic break or a new drug could interact with a drug they are already on to cause a psychotic break.

Geriatric patients usual have a number of doctors. I is always a good idea that they have one doctor that oversees their care that is keeping track of all of the drugs they are on to ensure that possible unpleasant drug interactions are avoided.

14 posted on 07/04/2018 5:31:38 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: lowbridge

This is not to excuse murder. But perhaps the son isn’t exactly blameless. In another source, I read that he wanted to put his mother in a nursing home to get rid of her and get her home and have his girlfriend move in. But with so much fake news, I don’t know what to believe.


15 posted on 07/04/2018 5:34:04 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Big Red Badger

Unless of courseshe is tried by a jury of her peers.

If I were on the jury and evidence either backs her assertion of her version of his intent, or if the prosecution presents no thorough investigation at all then I assume the son was just another leeching bum and it was self defense.

Maybe don’t have your parents locked away when they get old.


16 posted on 07/04/2018 5:35:27 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: VikingMom

She died


17 posted on 07/04/2018 5:36:05 PM PDT by Az Joe (I AM TRUMP!)
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To: lowbridge

“I brought you into this world and I can take you out!”


18 posted on 07/04/2018 5:36:59 PM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: lowbridge

We kept telling my mom to make the decision before we would have to make it for her (on behalf of my dad initially). She wouldn’t. She kept putting him in downright dangerous situations for him & anyone on the road. We finally made it for them. He was happy in assisted living, she was miserable. However, inside of 3 years they both passed, 9 months apart. First my dad, Then I believe because she was so unhappy, my mom.


19 posted on 07/04/2018 5:37:32 PM PDT by zlala
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To: lowbridge

Wow. Really sad all around. Speechless.


20 posted on 07/04/2018 5:37:45 PM PDT by Cboldt
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