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Hearing Today for Hospitalization of Oikos Mass Shooting Suspect

One Goh, 44, was determined to be too incompetent to stand trial on charges of killing seven people during a shooting rampage at an Oakland university in April 2012.

By Bay City News Service

A hearing will be held Monday to determine where a man accused of fatally shooting seven people at Oakland's Oikos University in April 2012 will be sent after he was ruled incompetent to stand trial earlier this month.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carrie Panetta suspended legal proceedings on Jan. 7 against One Goh, 44, a Korean national living in Oakland after finding him incompetent to stand trial.

Monday's hearing will determine to which mental hospital he will be sent.

Goh is being held without bail at the Alameda County Jail in Dublin on seven counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting three victims who survived and 10 special-circumstance allegations, including committing murder during a carjacking.

Police said that Goh fled the campus after the April 2 shootings in a car belonging to one of the victims.

He was arrested in Alameda a short time later after he confessed to a Safeway security guard that he had just shot several people, according to police.

Goh is a former student who had left the school voluntarily. Prosecutors have said he appears to have wanted a refund of his tuition, and may have been targeting an administrator who was not present the day of the shooting.

According to a probable cause statement filed in court by Oakland police Officer Robert Trevino, Goh has admitted that he carried out the shootings.

Those killed were students Lydia Sim, 21, of Hayward; Sonam Choedon, 33, of El Cerrito; Grace Kim, 23, of Union City; Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro; Judith Seymour, 53, of San Jose; Tshering Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco; and Katleen Ping, 24, of Oakland, who worked at the school.

Goh's lawyer, David Klaus, said earlier this month that the two psychiatrists who have examined Goh concluded that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and is unable to cooperate with his defense team because he doesn't understand the criminal justice system.

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Sue January 29, 2013 at 06:06 AM
He understood enough to pull a trigger several times and kill a bunch of innocent people. Who really cares what he understands now. He doesn't deserve to live after killing all those innocent people.
Jess Drege January 31, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Sue- who are you to decide who is and isn't deserving of life? I'm certainly not defending this sick man, but comments like the one you just made are part of why he felt so desperate as to steal the lives of seven people, and why massacres are such an unfortunate part of US culture. Sure, the "normal" citizen would never come to this point in life but it has been proven time again that society is the issue. The laundry list of terribles this man endured is sick. He was stolen from, lied to, led on, cheated.. And that is just from the University from which he was trying to get an education. People are not innately bad- just try to remember that.
John Stashik January 31, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Nice list of excuses.

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