Skip to comments.Mom shoots, kills son who tried to put her in nursing home: 'You ended my life, so I’m taking yours'
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 Sheriffs 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 Im taking yours, Blessing allegedly said during her arrest
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my mother would never agree to go to a nursing home. I hope I never confront that situation.
“I brought you into this world, so I can damn well take you out!”
My mother is 92. This could be me.
“Or he could have taken care of his mother himself.”
You have no idea until you are in that situation.
“Really easy to SAY...unless you have an elderly parent with dementia that you are taking care of 24/7!”
Thank you. It means no life of your own and living with insanity all the time until you go nuts youself. Im just about to start having 1 day off a week because its 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.
“Trial by a jury of her peers.”
Between naps, bathroom breaks and asking “what did she say?” that would be the longest trial ever.
I hope he wasn't always so selfish.
218th trimester abortion. Nothing to see here. Move along
May he burn in hell for treating his mother poorly - just to take her house and live there with his girlfriend.
She’s 92, he’s 72. They have a lot of history, of which we know only the last act.
You try taking care of an aggressive, angry person with Alzheimers and let us know how it goes.
Dementia isn’t fun to deal with.
She was living at his house.
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.
A girlfriend? At 72? Is that what they call it?
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?
If she’s put on trial her lawyer should order an evaluation by a top neuropsychiatrist...complete with numerous brain scans.
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.
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