Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office(FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz.) — A 92-year-old woman was charged with murder for allegedly shooting her son after he threatened to move her into an assisted living facility, authorities said.Anna Mae Blessing allegedly pulled two pistols from her robe at about 10 a.m. Monday fired one several times at her unidentified 72-year-old son inside his Fountain Hills, Arizona home, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office ABC station KNXV-TV reported.Deputies responding to a 911 call found Blessing lounging in a recliner and, as she was put in cuffs, Blessing allegedly said, “You ended my life, so I’m taking yours,” according to the sheriff’s report acquired by KNXV-TV.A 911 phone call made from the home suggests that Blessing may have been a threat to commit further bloodshed.“Complainant is saying that Anna is coming for her now, there’s a lot of screaming,” the 911 operator is heard saying in a recording.Blessing allegedly pointed a second gun at the dead son’s girlfriend and they tussled over it.“She still has a gun,” the 911 operator was recorded telling dispatch. “I have another woman crying out that she’s gonna get shot.”But the late son’s girlfriend managed to wrest control of the weapon from Blessing’s hand, authorities told KNXV-TV.For six months, court records show, Blessing had taken up residence at her son’s home in Fountain Hills, approximately 40 miles northeast of Phoenix, the station reported.She told authorities that she bickered with her son before drawing the firearms about how she was being treated and angered over his decision to move her out of his home and into assisted living, officials said.“According to statements provided by suspect Blessing and received by the detectives, she had been contemplating for several days her son’s intentions to place her in an assisted living facility,” the sheriff’s stated in a release.Blessing told detectives she acquired both handguns back in the 1970s — one bought at a gun store and the other handed down from her late husband, according to statements she made to detectives.At her arraignment on Tuesday, Blessing was ordered held in lieu of a $500,000 bond, KNXV-TV reported.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Also on Thursday, East Syracuse Minoa hosted Oneida, and dropped a close 26-24 opening set, unable to recover from that as the Indians then beat the Spartans 25-17 and 25-21 in the next two sets.Olivia Fortuno got 10 kills for the Spartans, Skyler Mahoney adding six kills and four blocks as Ariana Costanzo had 19 assists, helped by 14 digs from Morgan Ransom and 12 digs from Alana Day. Jamie Jones led Oneida, earning 17 kills, her passes often coming from Zoey Fox, who had 25 assists.On Saturday afternoon, ESM did defeat Camden 25-6, 25-15, 25-20, to finish its regular season at 6-12.Mahoney took the lead with her 11 kills, helped by Fortuno and Megan Volz, who each got four kills as Volz also earned three aces. Costanzo fed everyone with 18 assists and Day picked up eight digs.Manlius-Pebble Hill also lost on Thursday’ night, falling 25-18, 25-12, 25-19 to Faith Heritage as Allie Vargo got 10 kills and Rylie Meier 13 assists for the Saints.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Once more, Port Byron had an answer, pulling out a tense fourth set 25-22 and, in the final set, doing just enough to hold off the Brothers in another 25-21 decision.Bella Roberson still had 16 kills fand four blocks for CBA as Delaney Della Donna and Ashley Brown had six kills apiece. Kristen DeLorenzo amassed 39 digs as Makenna Shultz had 22 assists and Lauren Griffith had eight assists.Rileigh Gray had 27 assists for Port Byron, feeding it to Miranda Adrich (12 kills, 14 digs), Cassie Nolte (11 kills, 10 digs) and Sophie Redmond (10 kills) on the front line as Gabriella Atchison had 15 digs. What has proven an exciting season for the Christian Brothers Academy girls volleyball team has included three matches that have gone the full five sets.And that included last Thursday’s battle against Port Byron, where the Brothers led twice, but could not hold on to either advantage against the Panthers.CBA won the opening set 25-21, only to fall in the second set by that same margin as the Brothers rebounded and, in the third set, prevailed 25-16 to go back in front. Tags: CBAESMvolleyball
Published on October 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Field HockeyOpponent: at No. 4 DukeWhere: Durham, North CarolinaWhen: Saturday, 1 p.m.Syracuse is just one win away from a perfect regular season. Read what the team has to do to win and the challenges ahead.More: Syracuse stands 1 win from perfect regular seasonLogan Reidsma | Photo EditorFootballOpponent: No. 25 PittsburghWhere: Carrier DomeWhen: Saturday, noonTwo road losses stopped the momentum of a 3-1 start, but now Syracuse’s defense must focus on stopping screen plays, hits on quarterback Eric Dungey and Pitt running back Qadree Ollison.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere’s a graphical preview of the game.More: Here’s all of The Daily Orange’s coverage of Syracuse-Pitt.Men’s SoccerOpponent: at North Carolina StateWhere: Raleigh, North CarolinaWhen: Friday, 7 p.m.No. 15 Syracuse limps into its high-stakes matchup with North Carolina State after a 2-2 tie with Hartford earlier in the week. The game’s implications are huge in terms of seeding.More: Seeding crucial in Syracuse’s game against N.C. State on FridayMoriah Ratner | Asst. Photo EditorVolleyballOpponent: at Florida State, at MiamiWhere: Tallahassee, Florida and Coral Gables, FloridaWhen: Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.Women’s SoccerOpponent: Wake ForestWhere: SU Soccer StadiumWhen: Sunday, 1 p.m.Hannah Wagner | Staff PhotographerIce HockeyOpponent: at St. LawrenceWhere: Canton, New YorkWhen: Saturday, 4 p.m.TennisEvent: ITA Northeast RegionalWhere: Hanover, New HampshireWhen: Thursday, Oct. 22 to Tuesday, Oct. 27Cross CountryEvent: John Reif MemorialWhere: Ithaca, New YorkWhen: Friday, 4:30 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+