Fifty-year-old Sandra Speck has been charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Mindy Speck at their apartment in Eastlake, 20 miles east of Cleveland. She pleaded not guilty last week and remains jailed on a $50,000 bond after a court appearance Tuesday.
Authorities haven't said how Mindy Speck died.
Lake County public defender Charles Grieshammer said in court Tuesday that Sandra Speck devoted her life to caring for her daughter and called it a "difficult situation." He declined to comment further.