Goh is exactly the sort of person who rightly gives mass immigration a bad name. His difficulty in cultural adjustment added to his financial and personal problems, as I wrote in Korean Mass Murderer (Oakland): Failure to Assimilate. Immigration is a very stressful project even in the best of circumstances, and immigrants with psychological problems who face setbacks may act out violently.
Goh’s extreme anger and hostility made him look like a likely candidate for an insanity plea, and he did disappear for a while into the world of psychiatry. But now he’s back and deemed competent to be punished. Prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty, and so the killer will be housed and fed in state prison by California taxpayers for the rest of his life. One Goh is yet another example of why immigration diversity is not the apex value liberals promote.
One Goh: Man facing 7 life terms for Oikos University shootings, KTVU, May 2 2017
OAKLAND (KTVU) — The man accused of killing seven people and injuring three others at Oikos University in Oakland four years ago was expected to plead no contest Tuesday to the charges.
One Goh, 48, who had indicated that he wanted the death penalty in connection with the April 2, 2012 shootings is expected to receive seven life terms after entering the no contest plea. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner is expected to sentence Goh on July 14, 2017.
During court proceedings Tuesday, Goh’s hands were shackled to his waist. His hair now has gray streaks.
Goh was also expected to plead no contest to two special circumstances: murder in the course of a kidnapping and multiple murder as well as three counts of attempted murder for wounding three victims.
Alameda County prosecutor Stacie Pettigrew told Judge Horner of Goh’s plea and said prosecutors do not plan to seek the death penalty against him.
Goh will be sentenced to seven consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 271 years to life, Pettigrew told the judge.
Prosecutors said Goh had dropped out of Oikos several months before the shooting and wanted his tuition refunded and targeted an administrator who wasn’t present on the day of the shooting.
Criminal proceedings against him were suspended after his lawyers doubted his mental competency to stand trial, but he was recently deemed by court-appointed doctors to be restored to competency.
Goh was a former student at Oikos who had told Oakland police that he entered the school that morning and opened fire, killing six students and a staff member.