Oviedo mother jailed in fatal shooting of teen daughter

By Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Published On: Jan 30 2014 08:53:05 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 30 2014 12:12:27 PM EST

Authorities have charged the mother accused of shooting and killing her 17-year-old daughter before turning the gun on herself.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

An Oviedo woman accused of shooting and killing her teen daughter before shooting herself sits in the Seminole County jail, waiting to appear before a judge.

[AUDIO:  911 call released in Oviedo shooting]

Sujatha Guduru will appear in court Friday in Seminole County after Monday's shooting in Oviedo, in which she faces a charge of first-degree premeditated murder.  She was transferred to the Seminole County Jail after initially being placed in the Orange County Jail because the hospital she was taken to was in Orlando.

A sheriff's department spokeswoman tells Local 6 Guduru is still recovering from gunshot wounds to the chest, so her condition is being monitored in jail.

Before the shooting, investigators say Guduru emailed her brother that she was going to harm herself and her 17-year-old daughter, Chetana, an international baccalaureate student at Seminole High School in Sanford.

According to police, Guduru said she shot her daughter because she believed there would be no one to care for her after Guduru killed herself. It's not clear why she wanted to kill herself.

Classmates were urged to wear purple -- Chetana's favorite color -- on Friday.

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