REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The suspect in the 2012 Oikos University shooting in Oakland, California that’s accused of killing six people, including Filipina secretary Kathleen Ping, has been deemed by an Alameda County judge as still unfit to stand trial.
One Goh, 47, was already deemed incompetent in 2013 by the court, but in July a forensic psychologist from the Napa facility where Goh was staying found him competent to stand trial. Goh was then ordered to face a mental competency hearing, which lasted for two weeks.
This time, the judge concluded that Goh, a Korean national is still incapable of understanding the proceedings against him. Goh’s counsel said he has suffered from mental illness for 20 years and he has been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic.
But Goh’s counsel said the ruling was not what Goh wanted as he wants to get the death penalty as soon as possible. His counsel believes he will one day be considered competent to stand trial.