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Update: Hearing canceled for 92-year-old charged in son's killing

Anna Mae Blessing (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Anna Mae Blessing (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Update July 13, 11:14 p.m.

PHOENIX (AP) — A preliminary hearing for a 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with fatally shooting her son has been canceled.

The hearing for Anna Mae Blessing had been scheduled for Friday morning.

Investigators say Blessing killed 72-year-old Thomas Blessing on July 2 at the home that they shared in Fountain Hills because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility.

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

Anna Blessing hasn't yet entered a plea in the case.

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Hearing set for 92-year-old woman charged in son's killing

PHOENIX (AP) — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility.

The hearing Friday is aimed at determining whether there's probable cause to charge Anna Mae Blessing with murder in the July 2 death of 72-year-old Thomas Blessing at the Fountain Hills home that they shared.

Investigators say Anna Blessing was upset about her son's plans to put her into assisted living and got into an argument with him Monday 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.

Blessing hasn't yet entered a plea in the case.