Maharishi Student Stabbed To Death

Police Charge Student With First-Degree Murder

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — A student at the Maharishi University in Fairfield is dead after a stabbing at the school’s dining hall.

Police were called to the university’s dining hall around 7 p.m. Monday.

They found Levi Butler, 19, bleeding from stab wounds to the chest. Butler was taken to a Jefferson County hospital where he later died.

Police arrested another student, Shuvender Sem (pictured, left), 24, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Police have not released a possible motive for the stabbing.

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mar. 2, 2004

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