OVIEDO, Fla. - Channel 9 is looking into newly released details in the case of an Oviedo mother who shot and killed her 17-year-old daughter before turning the gun on herself in an attempted suicide.
Sujatha Guduru, 44, has been in the Seminole County Jail without bond since shooting and killing her daughter, Chetna Guduru, on Jan. 27.
Channel 9's Tim Barber has learned Chetna Guduru's grandmother heard what she thought were shots that night. She went into the master bedroom to check on the two but said it was dark and she thought they were sleeping.
Detectives said Sujatha Guduru sent her brother, Prasad Chittaluru, a message on Jan. 27, threatening to kill herself and take Chetna's life, too, so her daughter wouldn’t be alone.
"When my mom checked her, she said they were sleeping," said Chittaluru. "They wouldn't answer. I was getting worried."
So, Chittaluru told detectives he drove to his sister's home and found her and his niece in the master bedroom.
"So I came in and turned on the light and I saw both of them laying down, one on the bed and there was a lot of blood coming out," he said.
Sujatha was still breathing so Chittaluru moved the gun away from her and called 911.
When asked if his sister ever tried to commit suicide before, Chittaluru said, "I dont know. I mean, I didn't see."
But Channel 9 reported last month that Sujatha Guduru has a history of mental illness that was exacerbated after she witnessed a Brinks guard get shot and killed several years ago during a robbery in Houston.
She had been seeing a psychiatrist and was even hospitalized for post-traumatic stress.