In her daughter's condition, "a lot of people don't live as long as she did," Lucas said. "They don't have family like I did to help me take care of my daughter. All she wanted was her life back. She felt trapped in her body."
Lucas said her daughter died of multiple organ failure, and possibly of complications from a serious accidental burn she suffered in August at the hands of a nurse who cared for her at home. Autopsy results are pending.
If the state medical examiner's office determines she died of injuries that resulted from the shooting and rule her death a homicide, prosecutors and police said they might take another look at the case to see if additional charges can be filed against the shooter.
Eric Fleming pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and is serving a 50-year prison sentence at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup.