Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woman Enters Not Guilty Plea in Slaying

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woman Enters Not Guilty Plea in Slaying

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Byline: Eileen Kelley

A Jacksonville Beach woman accused of killing her mother in late June pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in court Tuesday.

Marla Eileen D'Andrea, 40, returned to the Duval County jail without bail. She was arrested at Orlando International Airport with her 7-year-old son June 30 after police discovered the body of 67-year-old Barbara D'Andrea earlier.

According to police reports, a friend of Barbara D'Andrea called police asking that they do a welfare check on the Beaches woman. The friend said Barbara D'Andrea mentioned she was frightened of her daughter. The daughter later called the friend and told the woman to call police because of what she did.

Barbara D'Andrea was found inside her 10th Street North apartment. She was on the couch with a chord wrapped around her arm and a comforter covering her face.

A sister and another daughter of Barbara D'Andrea were in the courtroom Tuesday for the arraignment.

Marla D'Andrea wore an orange inmate uniform, which is reserved for inmates on suicide watch. …

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