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Different Administrator Targeted In Oakland School Massacre

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The gunman accused of killing six students and an employee at Oikos University in Oakland targeted a school administrator other than the woman who ran the Christian college’s nursing program, said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan.

Jordan initially said Ellen Cervellon, director of the nursing program, was the intended target before One L. Goh opened fire on students in a classroom.

The police chief later told the Associated Press that another school administrator whom he would not identify, citing safety concerns, was targeted.

Goh did not enter a plea when he was arraigned Wednesday and charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, plus the special circumstance allegation of committing multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.

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Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said it could take several months for her office to evaluate whether to pursue capital punishment in the Goh case.

A committee will weigh all the evidence in the case, “and information we receive from the defense attorney,” O’Malley said, before she made her decision.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Legal analyst Steven Clark, a defense attorney not involved in the case, said prosecutors would take into account the premeditated nature of the attack and Goh’s emotional state in the aftermath.

“You have someone who does not appear to be remorseful, and there was absolutely no provocation for this behavior. He apparently was not under the influence at the time,” Clark said.

“And he doesn’t appear, based on the amount of premeditation that’s been shown here, to suffer from any mental disorder.”

The husband of one of the victims said he suspected Goh was behind the shootings as soon as he heard about the murder of his wife, 40-year-old Doris Chibuko, according to a family friend.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Chibuko emigrated from Nigeria where she had been a lawyer. She raised three children in San Leandro before deciding to go back to school to become a nurse, said close family friend Obi Chidom, who hails from the same part of Nigeria.

“She loved being a mom. That was her reason to live,” he said.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

Chibuko was class president at Oikos University. Chidom said Chibuko had warned the whole family that One Goh had been verbally abusive, and that classmates were afraid of him.

“He came one fateful day and the whole class was in fear of him,” Chidom said. “And they sort of said he was going to do something that day. They were more than afraid.”

While a motive for the April 2 killings still has not been definitely established, District Attorney O’Malley said it appears Goh had sought to have his tuition refunded after he voluntarily left the school.

Goh may enter a plea when he returns to court April 30.

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  • AlvinA

    He mau be “remorseful” whe his soft/fat, short self gets to prison and has to deal with pumped up guys like himself only a hundred times more mean and nasty. His fellow sociopaths will beat the you-know-what out of him, daily. Younger thugs looking to make a name for themselves will target him right away to make a name for themselves. I hope he get’s a the rest of his natural life sentence and he’s beaten every day. It’s different when you’re attacking women and you have a gun than it is when you have to fight another man whith a gun. And he’s old for going into prison. And he’s a coward.

  • artourr

    RE: Terrorism alert: KGB total brainwashing technique

    University officials provide grounds for potential terrorists who can commit similar crimes as this one in Oakland or the Virginia Tech massacre where on April 16, 2007, thirty two people were killed and twenty five others were wounded. This is because some part of Russian KGB (not Moscow or Putin) uses a brainwashing technique that requires only a few hours and leads to total mind control. After GULAG KGB brainwashing, nearly all people can kill themselves, their children, parents, best friends, and many others. The technique was developed and tested in largest world’s mind control labs: KGB GULAG labor camps where over 10 million perished.

    I repeat this total brainwashing technique requires only a few hours of intimacy. This can be easily achieved due to, for example, prevalent promiscuity and lack of public awareness about this method and KGB people who use such brainwashing. Note that such crimes are nearly impossible to prove, since the brainwashed people either kill themselves or, if they survive, will say only those things that were ordered them to say.

    Artour Rakhimov, PhD

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