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Lawyer wants 92-year-old woman moved out of jail

Posted: 9:05 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 19:20:28Z

An attorney for a 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with killing her son says he's examining places where his ailing client can be brought to get the care she needs.
    
Anna Blessing has been in jail since the July 2 shooting death of 72-year-old Thomas Blessing in Fountain Hills.
    
Authorities say Blessing killed her son because he wanted to put her into assisted living.
    
Attorney Ulises Ferragut, who represents Blessing, says Thursday that his client suffers from back issues, is in a lot of pain and uses a wheelchair.
    
Ferragut declined to provide further details on Blessing's condition and reveal the types of places where he's considering putting his client if she manages to post the $500,000 bond.
    
A not guilty plea has been made on Blessing's behalf.
    
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A 92-year-old Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility is scheduled to be arraigned.
    
The hearing Thursday will mark Anna Mae Blessing's second court appearance since the July 2 shooting death of 72-year-old Thomas Blessing at the Fountain Hills home they shared.
    
Anna Blessing is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault.
    
Investigators say Blessing was upset about her son's plans to put her into assisted living and got into an argument 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 the suspect.
    
Anna Blessing is expected to enter a plea in the case at Thursday's hearing.