One L. Goh, the suspect in the shooting deaths of seven people at Oikos University, told a San Francisco television station today he is sorry for what happened on that violent day at the Oakland school.
Juliette Goodrich, a reporter at CBS 5, talked to Goh at Santa Rita jail in Dublin early today.
Goodrich, a Dublin resident, had requested the visit with Goh three days ago and was granted permission by the inmate.
Her report is being broadcast on tonight's evening newscasts on CBS 5.
Goodrich told Patch, "I secured the interview three days ago and wasn't sure if he was going to show up or not. He has certain visiting days and is only allowed a few visitors per week. When he picked up the phone through the glass partition to talk the first thing I told him is that I'm with CBS 5 and that I wanted to hear from him what happened and if he was remorseful. His first words were 'I'm sorry, but that word doesn't help.'"
The people who died in the shooting were , 21, of Hayward who had lived in Union City for 11 years and worked in Newark; Grace Eunhae Kim, 23, of Union City; Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro; Sonam Choedon, 33, of El Cerrito; Judith O. Seymore, 53, of San Jose; Bhutia Tshering, 38, of San Francisco and Kathleen Ping, 24, of Oakland.