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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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To: lowbridge
the way i understand it was they live with his mother and wanted to put her into a home so they can have her house...
41 posted on 07/04/2018 6:21:19 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: exDemMom

my mother would never agree to go to a nursing home. I hope I never confront that situation.


42 posted on 07/04/2018 6:22:03 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: lowbridge

“I brought you into this world, so I can damn well take you out!”


43 posted on 07/04/2018 6:24:36 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: lowbridge

My mother is 92. This could be me.


44 posted on 07/04/2018 6:34:09 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown
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To: Az Joe

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

You have no idea until you are in that situation.


45 posted on 07/04/2018 6:35:49 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown
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To: Yaelle

“Really easy to SAY...unless you have an elderly parent with dementia that you are taking care of 24/7!”
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Thank you. It means no life of your own and living with insanity all the time until you go nuts youself. I’m just about to start having 1 day off a week because it’s just too hard as they decline.]

I’m in the same situation. mom maintains the temperature at 85, year round. Can do next to nothing for herself.


46 posted on 07/04/2018 6:40:48 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown
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To: lowbridge
Literally a Pistol-Packin' Mama....
47 posted on 07/04/2018 6:47:31 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: grania

“Trial by a jury of her peers.”

Between naps, bathroom breaks and asking “what did she say?” that would be the longest trial ever.


48 posted on 07/04/2018 6:48:10 PM PDT by Rebelbase ( Tagline disabled.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I hope she wasn’t always this difficult.

I hope he wasn't always so selfish.

49 posted on 07/04/2018 6:52:09 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: lowbridge

218th trimester abortion. Nothing to see here. Move along


50 posted on 07/04/2018 6:55:03 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: wastedyears
May she rot in prison, then hell, for killing her son

May he burn in hell for treating his mother poorly - just to take her house and live there with his girlfriend.

51 posted on 07/04/2018 6:59:05 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

She’s 92, he’s 72. They have a lot of history, of which we know only the last act.


52 posted on 07/04/2018 6:59:46 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: Az Joe

You try taking care of an aggressive, angry person with Alzheimer’s and let us know how it goes.


53 posted on 07/04/2018 7:02:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: ladyjane

Dementia isn’t fun to deal with.


54 posted on 07/04/2018 7:06:08 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: ladyjane

She was living at his house.

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55 posted on 07/04/2018 7:09:16 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Advanced age and dementia only make the worst personal attributes more profound.

Someone asked why the son did not take care of her. Those persons are ignorant of what advanced dementia entails if she indeed does have that. Some might be able to do it for some parents but they are rare.

I hope i can successfully die instead of visiting the hell of advanced dementia on my children.


56 posted on 07/04/2018 7:14:32 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: apocalypto

A girlfriend? At 72? Is that what they call it?


57 posted on 07/04/2018 7:17:48 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: Yaelle

It is brutal and get progressively worse. I wonder if there is actually a part of the former cogent mind trapped in the mess of what was once a mind. Does the trapped soul know what is happening to it?


58 posted on 07/04/2018 7:22:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: lowbridge

If she’s put on trial her lawyer should order an evaluation by a top neuropsychiatrist...complete with numerous brain scans.


59 posted on 07/04/2018 7:32:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: ladyjane

The usual arrangements transfer ALL the patient’s property to the nursing home in exchange for lifetime care .So son has nothing to gain financially. But maybe peace and quiet plus hope mother is getting proper care.

And those who have no siblings to share the burden of caring for elderly parent with issues often live a frustrating joyless existence.


60 posted on 07/04/2018 7:33:50 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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