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‘You took my life, so I’m taking yours’: 92-year-old woman shot and killed son, police said


PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK/CNN) – Anna Mae Blessing, 92, was brought before a judge in a wheelchair after the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said she shot and killed her 72-year-old son on Monday.

“You took my life so i’m taking yours” – Those are the chilling words the 92-year-old woman said to her son, police claimed, before shooting and killing him because she thought he wanted to move her into an assisted living facility.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office said the woman lived with her son and his girlfriend at the girlfriend’s condo.

Court records show she believed her son, Thomas Blessing, and his girlfriend were talking about putting her in an assisted living facility because she had become “difficult to deal with.”

They moved her here from out of state six months ago.

“From our understanding, she had thought about it for a few days because there was a dispute regarding her son wanting to put her in assisted living home,” Maricopa County Sgt. Bryant Vanegas said. “There has been other incidents at that house, yes,”

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