Oikos nursing school massacre sentenced to 7 consecutive life terms

- (KTVU Staff) A judge on Friday sentenced One Goh to seven consecutive life terms in prison plus 271 years to life for the shooting deaths at a nursing school in Oakland in 2012.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner also ruled that as part of his sentence, Goh is not eligible for parole. Goh, whose hair has turned quite gray in the last five years, did not speak during the court proceeding.

Outside court, Camille Seymour, a relative of someone killed during the shooting said she was glad it was all over. 

In April, Goh, 48, of Alameda pleaded no contest to mass murder in a plea deal that spared him from a possible death sentence. Goh had been considered mentally incompetent for most of the last five years, but was declared competent two weeks before his plea.

The plea follows his conviction of being the lone gunman on April 2, 2012 when he let loose with a gun at Oikos University. He is a paranoid schizophrenic and he believed that the administration at the nursing school were out to get him. He was there, he said, to get a refund from the school.

Goh killed university receptionist Katleen Ping, 24, and students Doris Chibuko, 42; Lydia Sim, 21; Grace Kim, 23; Judith Seymour, 53; Sonam Choedon, 33; and Tshering Bhutia, 38. Three others survived gunshot wounds.

Alameda County Deputy Public Defender David Klaus told KTVU after court, "There's no good ending to this case. It just is an ending. He's going to go to prison for the rest of his life, and I hope that this offers some closure for the families and the families of the victims." 
KTVU's Henry Lee contributed to this report.
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