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Published: Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 12:27 a.m.

POLICE BEAT: Evidence in UF slaying is delivered to FDLE

  • Evidence in the murder case of a University of Florida graduate assistant was delivered Friday to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement office in Jacksonville, police reported.
    The Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Gainesville Police and FDLE are assisting the UF Police Department in investigating the death of Sudheer Satti, 24.
    Police discovered Satti's body Jan. 4 inside the bedroom of his on-campus apartment at Maguire Village off SW 34th Street. The complex is home to graduate and married students.
    Satti had been stabbed multiple times, police said. He was last seen by friends Dec. 31, and had planned to move to New Hampshire on Jan. 9.
    Officers have not identified any suspects in the case and said they are working to establish a motive for the university's first murder case in a quarter of a century.
    - Lise Fisher

    COMMUNITY: Hunters have chance to get antlers scored

  • Hunters who think they harvested a significant buck during the deer hunting season will get their chance to have their bragging rights certified by the Florida Buck Registry today.
    Reserve officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be scoring deer antlers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Milton's Country Store at 12049 North U.S. 441 in Lake City.
    Hunters who bring in antlers that score 100 points or more on the standardized scale will receive a certificate and embroidered patch.
    According to the commission, the registry was established in 1982 to recognize Florida deer hunters while providing a record of the quantity and quality of the white-tailed deer harvested in Florida.
    More information on the scheduled scoring is available from Milton's Country Store at (386) 755-6975 while details about the scoring system is on the Internet at http://wildflorida.org/hunting/buckregistry/default.htm.
    - Sun staff report

    STATE: Judge turns down Bush request in Schiavo case

  • CLEARWATER - Gov. Jeb Bush's request that an independent advocate continue watching out for Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman at the center of a life-and-death legal battle, was turned down Friday by the chief circuit judge for Pinellas County.
    Chief Judge David Demers said in an order that he would not reappoint a guardian ad litem to the case, citing pending litigation over the constitutionality of the law that called for the independent advocate.
    Terri Schiavo, 40, who doctors say is in a persistent vegetative state, has been the subject of a long legal battle between her husband, who has sought to disconnect the feeding tube keeping her alive, and her parents, who want to take care of her.
    - The Associated Press
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