BBC- A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say. Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son’s intentions to put her into care for days, according to court documents. “You took my life, so I’m taking yours,” she reportedly said as she was escorted out of the Arizona home she shared with her son and his girlfriend. Mrs Blessing told police she had intended to kill herself, too. The incident happened in the morning of 2 July in the town of Fountain Hills, Maricopa county, police records obtained by local media say. 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”. The mother concealed two firearms in her robe pockets before confronting her son in his bedroom, police said in a statement. During the ensuing argument, she pulled out one revolver, purchased in the 1970s, and fired at her son.
A big part of me wants to write a blog that says, “Go Grandma Go! Good for you! Don’t let him put you in a home. Being put in a home has to be the worst thing ever so she was right to kill her son when he tried to do that. Go Grandma Go!” but I’m not going to. Cause this 92-year-old lady is a fucking idiot. Cause now she’s gonna go to an even worse home than the home she was gonna be put in by her son. It’s called prison. Say what you will about old people homes. I’ve been to a couple of them and they are the most depressing places on the planet. It smells like moth balls. Everyone is like zombie walking around waiting to die. It’s depressing cause everyone there knows it’s the end of the line. No one is gonna move to a summer house at some point.
But the worst old people home is better than the best prison. I guarantee that. Nobody is gonna give a shit about this old lady in prison. At least that’s their job in an old person home. Their job (in theory) is to take care of you until you die. To gracefully escort you to the end of the game. Prison? You’re just another number in prison. They don’t care if you’re 22 years old or 92 years old. They’re gonna treat her the same as everyone else. They’re gonna throw slop on her lunch plate So yeah it probably felt good to kill her son in the moment but she didn’t think it through at all. She’s going to a way worse place. Her best option is to die.
PS- Anna Mae Blessing is the most old person name of all time. If you were making a movie about a super old lady and you wanted the audience to know she was super old, you’d name her Anna Mae Blessing. She was 105 years old when she was born.