Investigators say she was supposed to take care of her elderly mother, but neglected the woman so badly she died.
Now Cynthia Wallace is on trial for murder. Her trial got underway Thursday morning in Lexington.
Investigators say Wallace's elderly mother died because she wasn't properly taken care of.
Court documents say 79-year-old Wanda Wallace had been dead for several days when her body was found in her home back in 2007.
The court hopes to seat a jury Thursday, take a break tomorrow and begin opening statements in the murder trial on Monday.