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Daughter accused of attacking mother

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Gail Litsky appears in Hartford Superior Court on Monday Gail Litsky appears in Hartford Superior Court on Monday

A West Hartford woman is facing attempted murder charges after police said she brutally attacked her mother.

According to court documents obtained by Eyewitness News, 47-year-old Gail Litsky went to her mother's home on Saturday. After Litsky's mother let her inside, the mother told police she was dragged to the kitchen by Litsky where she was repeatedly physically struck "in the face and body."

Police said Litsky used a steak knife to cut her mother's hand. At one point, Litsky allegedly used her mother's "necklace in an attempt to strangle her to stop her from breathing."

The brutal attack, which lasted more than three hours, was far from over, according to court documents.

"Gail lit a cigarette and said 'I want to hear you scream,'" according to court documents.

According to court documents, Litsky repeatedly asked her mother, "Why won't you?" and  "How much do you love me?"

The attack only ended after investigators say Litsky told her daughter to call police.

Litsky was arrested and charged with criminal attempted murder, first-degree assault on a person older than 60, cruelty to persons, possession of less than 5 ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree strangulation and first-degree criminal trespass.

Litsky told investigators that God told her to attack her mother. On Monday evening, she is on mental health watch. She is expected to be back in court on Feb. 25. 

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