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April 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Man tries to smother girlfriend’s elderly mother in Gig Harbor

A 47-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he tried to smother his girlfriend’s elderly mother, Gig Harbor police said.

The victim, 91, was sitting in a reclining chair at her condominium in the 7200 block of Soundview Drive when the man held a pillow-like object over her face, police said. The victim lost consciousness, but awoke a short time later and called for medical help, police said.

The man had fled, but was later arrested and booked into the Pierce County Jail, police said.

The victim is hospitalized and is expected to recover, according to police.

Police said there was no known motive for the attack. The victim and suspect were the only two people in the condo at the time of the attack, they said.

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