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Anna Mae Blessing update: 92-year-old woman accused of killing son in Fountain Hills dies

Posted at 8:42 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 08:21:53-05

PHOENIX — A 92-year-old woman accused of killing her son has died, according to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Anna Mae Blessing pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the July 2 shooting death of 72-year-old Thomas Blessing at the home they shared in Fountain Hills.

Investigators say Blessing was upset about her son's plans to put her into an assisted living facility and argued with him over the way she was being treated.

After the shooting, investigators say Thomas Blessing's girlfriend managed to take away two guns from Anna Blessing.

Authorities said the mother and son had previously expressed concerns that the other could become violent.

No further information was available on her death.