Mollie Fitzgerald, 38, was arrested Tuesday by police in Olathe and was booked into the Johnson County Jail.
She is due in court Thursday, USA Today reports.
Mollie was charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother, Patricia “Tee” Fitzgerald, 68, whom authorities say was found Dec. 20 inside her home in Olathe.
Patricia’s brother, Gary Hunziker, 72, said he knew few details about the circumstances surrounding his sister’s death.
“We were shocked,” he told Kansas City Star.
“But it doesn’t matter the circumstances – the loss of a sister is what it’s all about.”