Crime

Oakland Mass Killing Suspect Declared Mentally Unfit

Charged with killing seven students at small vocational school

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An Alameda County Superior Court judge declared Monday that a former nursing student charged with killing seven people at Oakland's Oikos University last year is not mentally competent to stand trial. 

One L. Goh, a 43-year-old South Korean national, has also been charged with three counts of attempted murder in the April rampage at the small Christian vocational school.

Goh's public defender had questioned his ability to understand the proceedings or assist in his own defense – the legal threshold of competence. Two psychiatrists who evaluated Goh determined that he is currently unfit to stand trial, and prosecutors did not take issue with those findings, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Teresa Drenick, a department spokeswoman.