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Suspect in Oakland college shooting deemed unfit to stand trial

One Goh in an Alameda County Superior courtroom in Oakland on MondayA judge has temporarily suspended the trial of a man accused of killing seven people in a shooting rampage at an Oakland vocational school, ruling the suspect is mentally unfit.

Judge Carrie Panetta of Alameda County Superior Court made her decision after two-court appointed psychiatrists determined 44-year-old One Goh was incompetent to stand trial because of paranoid schizophrenia, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

Goh, a South Korea national, was charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the rampage at Oikos University on April 2.

He was described as a bullied and angry pupil. The former nursing student dropped out of the university in November of 2011, and administrators believe Goh was upset because he wanted some of the tuition money he paid back.

Goh is due back in court for a Jan. 28 hearing and will probably be sent to Napa State Hospital for treatment, the Chronicle reported. He could still stand trial for murder and attempted murder charges if psychiatrists determine he regained competency.

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Photo: One Goh in an Alameda County Superior courtroom in Oakland on Monday. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

 
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