- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida mother charged with fatally shooting her teenage daughter has rejected a plea deal that would have given her 30 years in prison and says she wants a tougher sentence.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://goo.gl/nrVmtJ ) reports that Sujatha Guduru said Wednesday during a hearing in Sanford that she would plead guilty only if she were allowed to spend the rest of her life in prison.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation and return to court in March.

Last year, she had asked for the death penalty, but a judge, a prosecutor and her defense attorney said that was not possible.

Her attorney, Brian Bieber, said after the hearing that she was feeling a tremendous amount of remorse and guilt.

Prosecutors say she fatally shot her daughter, Chetana, in 2014.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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