• Woman accused in fatal shooting of daughter, set to face judge Friday


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman accused of shooting and killing her daughter before turning the gun on herself has been taken from the hospital to jail, according to jail records.

    Medical experts will now have to figure out if she is able to go in front of a judge Friday afternoon.

    Investigators said Sujatha Guduru admitted to shooting her 17-year-old daughter Chetana Guduru twice and then shooting herself in their Oviedo home Monday.

    The 44-year-old was released from Orlando Regional Medical Center and booked into the Orange County jail Wednesday night. Officials there scheduled her for a first appearance Thursday, but Seminole County officials had her picked up first, so she could face a judge in the same county where she’s accused of killing her daughter.

    Guduru took a new mug shot, but missed Seminole County’s first appearance cut-off time so now she is not expected to go in front of a judge until tomorrow.

    In the meantime, medical experts are checking her over because Oviedo police said she shot herself after she killed Chetana.

    WFTV’s Tim Barber checked several counties to see if she had been Baker Acted before, but could not find any record of that happening.

    Police said she denied having mental health issues earlier this month when she purchased the .38-caliber handgun she used to take her daughter’s life.

    According to investigators, Guduru said she shot Chetana because she believed there would be no one to care for the girl once she had killed herself.

    Guduru is charged with first-degree premeditated murder.  Investigators said they believe she had planned the shooting for several weeks.

    On top of recently buying the gun, they said she sent her brother a detailed email with her intentions and what to do with her estate.

    Investigators said they do not know why Guduru wanted to kill herself

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