Police are investigating a case in which a 49-year-old man attempted to kill his 83-year-old mother. The man tried to strangle his mother, who was sleeping but awoke from the severe pain he inflicted on her. The perpetrator’s girlfriend heard her cries for help and intervened. Neighbors called the police. The victim was afraid to tell police what had happened and did not do so for several days after the attack. If found guilty, the man could face a prison sentence of up to 18 years.