She had been up for three to four days, thinking about her son and what he had told her. He said he would place her in an assisted living facility because she had become difficult to live with, Anna Mae Blessing told police.
It seemed that was the last thing the 92-year-old wanted to happen.
On Monday, police were called to a home in the Arizona town of Fountain Hills, just outside of Phoenix, and found Blessing’s 72-year-old son dead. He had been shot in the neck and jaw, court records say. The suspect: his mother, who police found in her bedroom, sitting in her recliner.