The lawyer for Florida Telugu murderer Sujatha Guduru, who shot her 17-year-old daughter on Monday, January 27, said today his client had been suffering from mental health problems for the last two decades.
Sujatha Guduru may plead insanity as her defense. She has been charged with first degree murder, premeditated.
In Florida, the charge is a capital felony, meaning that Sujatha is eligible for the death penalty or life in prison without parole if she’s found guilty.
The 44-year-old woman, a native of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, has already confessed to the police that she shot her daughter Chetana Guduru.
In a botched murder-suicide attempt, Sujatha shot her daughter with a .38 caliber gun at their Oviedo home and then tried to kill herself with the same weapon.
Sujatha survived a shot to her chest but her daughter Chetana succumbed to her injuries at the Orlando Regional Medical Center hospital on Monday.
After a brief hearing at the Sanford courthouse before Seminole County Judge Fred Schott, Sujatha’s attorney Brian Bieber said his client may plead insanity.
Bieber later told journalists that Sujatha had been hospitalized in the past for her mental health problems and prescribed psychotropic drugs.
Bieber told newspersons after the court hearing:
Unfortunately Ms. Guduru has been tortured by her mental health issues for much of the last 20 years….Her thought processes were beyond skewed. She was clearly in a psychotic state, having a psychotic break.
Bieber said his client needs a mental health evaluation.
Sujatha was present in court today in a wheel chair and responded softly in the affirmative when Judge Schott asked if she understood that she had been charged with first-degree murder.
Sujatha’s attorney Brian Bieber agreed to the prosecutors’ demand that she be held without bond (meaning no bail for her).
Friends and Family Members Attend Chetana’s Funeral
(Photo Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)
Meanwhile, Chetana Guduru’s funeral was performed at a Orlando funeral home as per Hindu rites.
Chetana’s schoolmates and her family members attended the funeral.
Looks interesting….All these years, I thought Meena was dead (at least, in a figurative sense).
I couldn’t help reading the whole story on Wiki.
Another movie that was blatantly copied.
The same actor Mohanlal in this one too – “While You Were Sleeping” was copied in Malayalam as “Chandralekha”
I have never understood why Mallus have their lips wrapped around this chutiya’s dong.
I have seen two movies featuring Mohanlal – Unnaipol Oruvan & Jilla. In both, this guy acts like a clown.
Mallus have deliberately over hyped the acting skill of their actors including Mohanlal and Mammooty.
This is to hide their weaknesses which can be compared to superiority complex issue.
For example, most of these out of shape Mallu actors cannot dance. Mallu movies do not have great music etc.
These mallus were shamelessly copying so many movies and were boasting it off as their own.
Here is a Chinese movie Exiled copied in Malayalam as Bachelor Party.
Koren movie Handphone copied in Malayalam as Chaappa Kurish.
The list is never ending. This can be a separate topic altogether.
They do “display” their originality in Shakila movies. 😉
1. All these days, I thought Malayalam films were putting out avant-garde stuff that were pushing the boundaries of Indian cinema.
Now you tell me, with clinching, damning evidence, that these Mallu movie-makers too are whore-sons (no offense to whores).
Thank you for the links! 🙂
2. And the Government of India gives awards like Padma Bhushans to such thieving, rabid curs as Kamal Haasan.
As I’ve said on countless occasions, most Indian movies are made by sick fucks for sick fucks.
I’m beginning to suspect that the Vishwaroopam release controversy was all a publiShitty stunt! 🙁
“I’m beginning to suspect that the Vishwaroopam release controversy was all a publiShitty stunt!”
Quite possible, but hard to say for sure.
Btw, have you seen Vishwaroopam?
If you have, just check out the following link. Nice observations, although one or two of them seem exaggerated.
Watch in google chrome or in your mobile. Some error on the part of the uploader and hence the video is watchable only in google chrome or on mobile (It was perfectly fine in my Nexus)
1. Your link works fine in Firefox on Mac.
2. No, I have yet to see Vishwaroopam. I tried to purchase the DVD but they had only the Hindi version.
Will buy it one of these days.
BTW, SI had the Vishwaroopam review – http://www.searchindia.com/2013/01/25/vishwaroopam-review-a-daring-attempt/
Please suggest some good movies that are available for streaming in Netflix. Zodiac, Escape from Alcatraz, both of which are based on real life events, are on top of my list.
I’m also planning to watch House of Cards, primarily because I love Kevin Spacey.
Besides, I remember reading your positive review of the series.
You write: Please suggest some good movies that are available for streaming in Netflix
I don’t subscribe to Netflix streaming because I didn’t find their content compelling or current enough.
But I will restart Netflix subscriptions in exactly 9-days, 2-hours and 17-minutes just to watch House of Cards – Season 2 and cancel it at the end of the month.
House of Cards – Season 1 was superb. I suggest you binge on it soon since Season 2 debuts February 14.
My current paid subscriptions include Netflix DVD ($8/mth) and Hulu Plus streaming ($8/mth). I recommend you do the same if you want a relatively good collection of movies (Netflix DVD) and access to TV shows like Jon Stewart, SNL, Jay Leno, Colbert etc and Classic movies (Hulu Plus). Hulu Plus has a huge collection of movie classics under Criterion Collection. Bad part of Hulu Plus – Too many Ads.
Viki.com is good for Korean dramas/old movies.
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with Vishwaroopam. But do know there are some things that are left unexplained, probably on purpose. There’s a part 2 coming, which will hopefully fill up the gaps.
Coming to the topic, this lady looks like a psychopath. You think she’s really mentally ill?
She might have had her reasons to want to end her life, but what’s with killing her daughter?
And how did she even get hold of a gun? Is it that easy for someone to get a gun in America?
How can any sane mother do such a thing?
Maybe that’s why she’s pleading insanity as her defense.
1. You write: Coming to the topic, this lady …..You think she’s really mentally ill?
Aren’t we all? 😉
Sweetie, Sanity and Insanity is all in the eyes and minds of the beholder.
2. Yes, getting a gun is pretty easy in America…..Easier than getting a Ration Card in India!
What surprised me was that she went for a Gun.
Indians are more knife-people because knives are cheaper and there’s already one in the kitchen! 😉
If I remember correctly, previous Telugu killers Raghunandan Yandamuri and Lakshminivasarao Nerusu were knife-people.
The streaming content keeps changing in Netflix. For example, Devil’s Double which was available for streaming is now only available in DVD. Usual Suspects, which was available only in DVD is now available for streaming.
Your reply has raised my interest in House of Cards even more. Will start tonight.
I haven’t heard about Hulu Plus. Will check it out. Too many ads are something that I hate very much. Maybe that’s what you get for getting a to watch a huge collection of movies for as low as $8.
The sick part of Hulu Plus is paying $$ and then enduring ads (unlike Netflix or HBO). 🙁
Fortunately, the Criterion Classics I’ve watched on Hulu Plus had no ads.
By the way, get a Roku box ($50-$80 or even cheaper if you buy used on eBay) and hook it up to your TV via wireless. You’ll occasionally stumble on interesting channels on Roku.
“What surprised me was that she went for a Gun.
Indians are more knife-people because knives are cheaper and there’s already one in the kitchen! ;)”
That’s exactly what I was wondering. You’d think an insane person would grab the first weapon she gets. Instead, she gets a gun and shoots her daughter. I wonder if insane people are that intelligent, especially when she’s having a psychotic break.
I may be wrong though, and she really might be out of her mind.
One of the reasons I suspect her insanity plea (if she tries it) might not work is because the crime seems too carefully plotted and well-planned.
It was not one of those impulse things like the incident in NYC where the whacko pushed the poor Indian guy on to the tracks – http://www.searchindia.com/tag/sunando-sen/
@SI – “I have never understood why Mallus have their lips wrapped around this chutiya’s dong.
I have seen two movies featuring Mohanlal – Unnaipol Oruvan & Jilla. In both, this guy acts like a clown”
Agree and disagree.
I agree with your last sentence.
Yes, he was horrible in Jilla.
I don’t remember Unnaipol Oruvan now.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando etc are excellent actors but they have their share of not-so-fine performances.
Not that I’m comparing them with Mohan Lal, but just stating that Lal is not a bad actor like you think.
You need to watch his other movies like Manichitrathazhu, Thanmathra, Udayananu Tharam (average movie, although it’s about plagiarism in the industry and the talentless clowns who make monstrosities in the name of movies.. but nice acting), Vietnam Colony etc. It’s been a long time since I watched Malayalam movies, so I can’t quite recollect much.
About plagiarism in Malayalam movies, yes, even the Malayalam film industry isn’t devoid of clowns who steal.
But I’m not sure about the credibility of the Facebook page as I haven’t seen both the original and the supposed copy/paste. I’ve only seen some of the alleged copy/paste movies. There’s so much bullshit going on in fb that I’m skeptical about anything I come across. You’ll be amazed by the nonsense people share over there.
But one of the posts from that page is true. Cocktail is a copy of Shattered a.k.a Butterfly on the wheel.
What about Drishyam?
That was the movie that triggered the whole plagiarism discussion about Malayalam movies!
Are you aware of Drishyam….No interest in seeing it or Reviewing it for SI. 😉
According to Wiki, Drishyam is “the first Malayalam movie to complete 10,000 shows within 26 days and also became the highest grossing Malayalam movie in overseas.”
Yes, I’m aware of Drishyam.
Unfortunately, I don’t think any theater nearby is playing the movie.
But it’s been receiving generally positive reviews from critics and audience.
About the plagiarism issue, I have no idea whether or not Drishyam is a copy.
Let me see if we can find someone who understands the palindromic language.
It seems the blog’s favourite whipping boy has decided to remake the film
The old timer never misses an opportunity like this to pass through.
I’m still frothing and seething and raging at this Ulaga‘ThirutuLaKaBa’Nayagan getting the Padma Bhushan!
Evidence of Kamal Haasan’s Theft: Manmadhan Ambu, Thenali and God Knows How Many More!
She has a scary face.
And she looks insane!
You write: She has a scary face. And she looks insane!
Sujatha Guduru is not half as scary as this neanderthal!
People who have encountered this neanderthal say its habitat is primarily Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala but it exhibits a bizarre tendency to stray into the jungles of Maharashtra to forage for food.
I once saw this alien in a dark movie hall and I swear on Lord Balaji of the Seven Hills it took me a week to recover.
Unconfirmed rumors suggest that this fearsome South Indian maneater is a remote ancestor of the popular Homo Sapiens member known as Vidya Balan.
Hahahaha!!! guess it must have been a curse from your previous birth to see such things in your lifetime.
It seems that thing missed the bus of evolution.. Some one please invent the f***ing time machine so we can kick these things back to go through proper cycle of evolution…