US Police say a 92-year-old woman has shot and killed her 72 year old son, in order to avoid being sent into a care home.
Police records say the incident happened in the morning of 2 July in the town of Fountain Hills, Maricopa County in the country.
Mrs. Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son’s intentions to put her into care for days.
The police said Mrs. Blessing concealed two firearms in her robe pockets before confronting her son in his bedroom.
During the ensuing argument, she pulled out one revolver, purchased in the 1970s, and fired at her son.
Mrs. Blessing then pointed the gun at her son’s 57-year-old girlfriend, who managed to wrestle it away and throw it into a corner of the room.
She pulled out a second pistol, which she told police her late husband had given to her in the 1970s but the girlfriend managed to knock this one out of her hands, too, before escaping and calling the sheriff’s office.
Police found the son dead, with two bullet wounds to his neck and jaw.
Mrs. Blessing told police she had intended to kill herself, too.
Reports add that Mrs. Blessing’s son, whose name has not been released, wanted her to leave for an assisted living facility because she “had become difficult to live with”.