A judge ruled Monday that the man accused of murdering seven people in a shooting rampage at Oakland’s Oikos University in April is incompetent to stand trial and suspended the legal proceedings against him.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carrie Panetta said she based her ruling on reports by two psychiatrists who have examined 44-year-old One Goh.
Panetta ordered Goh, a Korean national who lived in Oakland, to return to court Jan. 28 for a hearing on which state mental hospital he should be sent to.
Police say 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.
Goh is a former student who had left the school voluntarily. Prosecutors say 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.
Those killed were students Lydia Sim, 21; Sonam Choedon, 33; Grace Kim, 23; Doris Chibuko, 40; Judith Seymour, 53; and Tshering Bhutia, 38; and school worker Katleen Ping, 24.