Man who stabbed student sent back to mental facility

Associated Press/September 20, 2005

Fairfield, Ia. — A former Maharishi University of Management student who was ruled insane in the stabbing death of a classmate has been sent back to a state mental facility.

District Judge E. Richard Meadows said before issuing his ruling that Shuvender Sem "continues to suffer a mental deficiency and if released, would be a danger to himself and others."

Meadows had ruled in June that Sem, 26, was legally insane when he stabbed Levi Butler, 18, on March 1, 2004.

The judge ordered Sem returned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale.

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