Published: Jan 17, 2013 11:28 PM EST
Updated: Jan 17, 2013 11:58 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The daughter of a woman who was stabbed to death Sunday in Cape Coral reveals just what kind of person her mother was.

"She was a great mom. She was very unconditional," Victoria Lopez, Anna Rivera's daughter, said.

Police said the 45-year-old was found dead in her home on Sunday. Her husband, Porfirio Rivera, was also found with stab wounds. He is now charged with second degree murder.

In a phone interview, Lopez said her mother was abused and was looking for a way out.

"My mother is not a weak woman who would stand abuse she's been through pain and been through a lot of abuse unfortunately, but she would not stay if she had no legitimate reason to stay."

In court on Thursday, Porfirio Rivera asked the judge about pre-trial release because he was worried about losing his job.