Accused Oikos University Killer Pleads Not Guilty

By: Brian Shields - Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:23:20 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON) -- The brother of one of the seven people shot and killed at Oikos University says he doesn't understand why accused mass killer One Goh has pleaded not guilty in the case.

"I don't know why it's not guilty," Wang Chen, the brother of shooting victim Sonam Choeden said.  "I lost my sister and there's another six people who have been killed.  So why it's not guilty, I'm not sure."

Goh entered the not guilty plea Monday at a hearing while wearing a red jail jumpsuit.  His attorney, Deputy Public Defender David Klaus, and a Korean interpreter stood by his side.

Ten people in all were shot during the rampage April 2 at the Oikos University campus not far from the Oakland airport.  Goh was arrested shortly after the shootings at a shopping center in Alameda.  Authorities had moved him to a medical facility after he appeared to stage a hunger strike but officials say that is now over.

"He was in the infirmary," Alameda County Sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.  "He didn't eat for nearly a month at the jail.  He started eating again over the weekend.  Don't know exactly why but he just started eating again.  Now he's been moved to another part of the jail to try to get him mainstreamed into the inmate population."

Goh is a former student at the university which trains nurses and teaches Asian medicine specialities including accupuncture.  The victims include students Choedon, Lydia Sim, Grace Kim, Doris Chibuko, Judith Seymour and Tshering Bhutia.  Another victim 24-year old Katleen Ping worked at the school.   Three other people were wounded.

Goh is due back in court June 25th for a pre-trial hearing.

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