WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ West Hartford police say a 47-year-old woman tortured her 70-year-old mother for three hours this past Friday into Saturday before having her 19-year-old daughter call police and turn her in.

It happened at 31 Huron Drive. Gail Litsky stabbed her mother, Evelyn Nirenstein, attempted to strangle her and turned herself in once she became frustrated that her mother wouldn’t die.

Litsky’s daughter, Harley-Jane Davidson, called police. The mother is recovering at the hospital.

Litsky was ordered held Monday on $500,000 bail. She was arraigned on charges including attempted murder, first-degree assault on a person older than 60 and cruelty to persons.


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