It's been three and a half years since the tragic mass shooting at Oakland's Oikos University that took the lives of seven people in April, 2012. During most that time, accused mass murderer One Goh, 46, has been undergoing psychiatric treatment at Napa State Hospital since being deemed incompetent to stand trial back in January 2013 after two psychiatric evaluations that concluded he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and "a major depressive disorder". Now, as ABC 7 reports, doctors have said for the first time that Goh is competent to stand trial.
In the more than two and a half years since Goh was institutionalized, there have been seven separate assessments that have deemed him unfit.
Goh's public defender, David Klaus, however, disagrees with the assessment, and will continue to argue that Goh is incompetent at a hearing scheduled for November 6.
Goh, a Korean national, was a former student at the small Christian university which offers degrees in nursing, theology, music, and the humanities. He had been recently expelled for "behavioral problems," and the day of the shooting prosecutors say he had returned to the school to target one administrator in particular who was not there, and to demand a refund of his tuition, which had been denied.
Goh stands accused of killing six women and one man: Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco; Katleen Ping, 24, of Oakland; Judith Seymour, 53, of San Jose; Lydia Sim, 21, of Hayward; Sonam Choedon, 33, of El Cerrito; Grace Eunhea Kim, 23, of Union City; and Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro.
He is charged with seven counts of murder, three counts of premeditated attempted murder, and the special circumstance enhancements of committing a murder during a kidnapping and committing multiple murders.