Fountain Hills murder case: Family shares chilling new audio of victim

A man allegedly shot by his own mother -- and now we're hearing recordings taken just before he died that show how scared he really was.

"I called the police and I told them I'd like to have an officer out here. My mother has made a statement.. she feels like she would want to walk into my bedroom and shoot me in the head."

Chilling words from a man fearing for his life in the final days before investigators say his mother did indeed shoot and kill him.

This is a very tragic and shocking case. The granddaughter of 92-year-old Anna Mae Blessing, Barbara Blessing, tells FOX 10 this should not have happened.

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Investigators say the grandmother shot and killed her 72-year-old son because he wanted to move her out of his Fountain Hills house to an assisted living facility.

Apparently, this had been an ongoing, hostile issue within the home. Barbara Blessing recorded phone conversations between her and her father. She says her grandmother often made threats to kill her dad, if he tried to move her.

The 92-year-old had at least two guns in her possession.

The victim, we're told, feared for his life in his own home and called the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for help several times, hoping deputies could remove the guns from his mother's possession or take her into custody.

"I have directed my executive chief to do a full audit on all calls for service preceding this homicide, to determine any and all judgments and if they were appropriate," said Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, during a news conference.

Meanwhile, the surviving family member has hired an attorney and says they plan to bail Anna Mae out of jail -- her bond is set at $500,000 cash -- and ultimately put her in a care home.

Conversations on putting parents in a care home may be tough, but Bob Roth, owner of Cypress Home Care Solutions, it is one people need to have.

"It isn't a one time conversation," said Roth. "It's a conversation that you should plan to have over a period of time. Sit down with someone and say, 'hey grandma, dad, Uncle Joe, I love you, but I really want to talk about how can you live your life out where you are right now.'"

Roth says another major factor is planning, saying problems in the family can arise if there isn't a plan in place.

"They think that their health plan or Medicare pays for in-home care services, and it doesn't," said Roth. "It just doesn't."