A woman has been jailed for nine years for trying to kill her neighbor's five year old daughter after she mistook the child for Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.
Galina Kobzeva, 69, was convicted of the attempted murder of Nadya Shustova with a knife and hammer before throwing her off a third floor balcony.
The child was close to death and survived by a 'miracle'.
Pensioner Kobzeva has been ordered to pay £8,350 in 'moral damages' to her victim.
Nadya was in hospital for four months after suffering multiple head and body injuries and fractures.
The girl later told how she had screamed for help as she was beaten and stabbed - but no-one came.
The neighbor had been babysitting the child in her flat when she staged the horrific attack.
A woman passerby saw Kobzeva throwing the child from the balcony - then rescued her from the pavement and called an ambulance.
She said the wild-eyed pensioner had screamed: 'Don't touch her! She must die! There is a demon inside her, a devil!'
In court Kobzeva told the judge that she had been drinking beer at the same time as taking medication when she attacked the child.
She had gone to check on Nadya who was watching TV and 'suddenly saw Gollum from The Lord of the Rings' who 'stared' at her 'loudly laughing'.
'The woman said she remembers nothing until she woke up only next day when she was already in jail.'
Medical documents highlighted in court show Nadya was in a 'grave' condition when she came to hospital.
She suffered concussion and head injuries including multiple cuts and bruises.
She had a fractured spine and hip.
Her lung had collapsed and her limbs were covered in cuts and bruises.
She still requires regular hospital treatment.
Her mother said the moral damages should have been higher but she was satisfied with the nine year sentence which is followed by a year when the pensioner is forbidden from leaving her home city.
Galina Kobzeva, 69, was sentenced to eight years for the attempted murder of Nadya Shustova. She threw her from a balcony in the Samara region of Russia after drinking beer and taking medication.
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