In the end, Anna Mae Blessing spent her last few weeks in the type of place law enforcement said she went to criminal lengths to avoid.
Blessing — who turned 93 in November — was accused of fatally shooting her son because he planned to place her in an assisted-living facility. She died in hospice care after suffering a stroke in jail.
It’s not clear when exactly she died. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice on Jan. 10, citing her death as the reason.
Court documents said Blessing had a stroke in the Maricopa County jail on Nov. 9. She was released from custody and into hospice care shortly after, where she remained until she died.