An Alameda County court judge on Monday ruled that the Oikos shooter, who killed seven people and wounded three others in a shooting rampage at an Oakland university last year, is not competent to stand trial. NBC Bay Area's Kim Tere reports from Oakland.
An Alameda County court judge on Monday ruled that the Oikos shooter, who killed seven people and wounded three others in a shooting rampage at an Oakland university last year, is not competent to stand trial.
Judge Carrie Panetta ruled that One Goh will be sent to a mental institution until he is deemed competent to stand trial, which has an indefinite and unknown date.
He was ordered back to court on Jan. 15 to determine which institution he will go to. Usually, that is a facility in Napa. Every 90 days, his progress report will be reviewed.
Goh had previously entered a not guilty plea after the mass shooting at the university on April 2.
Goh, a Korean national who lived in Oakland, has been held in custody without bail after being charged with seven counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and 10 special-circumstance allegations, including committing murder during a carjacking.
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.
Goh killed: Lydia Sim, 21, Sonam Choedon, 33, Grace Kim, 23, Doris Chibuko, 40, Judith Seymour, 53, and Tshering Bhutia, 38, and Katleen Ping, 24, who worked at the school.