Mother Accused of Murdering Mentally Handicapped Daughter to Plead Guilty

October 8, 2010 Updated Oct 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM EDT

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October 8, 2010 Updated Oct 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The attorney representing Eva Cummings says his client is ready to accept responsibility for the brutal murder of her daughter.

It was back on January 21st, 23-year old Laura Cummings was found dead in her North Collins home. Her mother, Eva, was charged with the murder.

Laura's half-brother, Luke Wright, was also accused of torturing and raping her.

Defense attorneys for Luke Wright argued that Luke himself was a victim of abuse and is not competent to stand trial. However, a forensic psychiatrist who testified Friday stated that Wright is in fact competent to stand trial.

A judge will make a ruling at a later date on whether or not Wright is competent to stand trial for the alleged crimes.

Eva Cummings is expected to plead guilty next Wednesday.