After being declared incompetent, competent, incompetent again, then competent again, then once again incompetent, Oikos University gunman One Goh was recently declared mentally competent to stand trial. This time there was no going back as Goh entered a no contest plea to 7 counts of murder and three counts of attempted to murder. Goh killed seven and injured three when he opened fire on Oikos University in Oakland, California, back in 2012.
I’m surprised that Goh pleaded no contest. No contest means you maintain your innocence while believing the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you. Goh has admitted on several occasions he was sorry for the grief he caused through his violence.
Goh opened fire on the small Christian nursing school after being expelled and not receiving a refund. Goh was never the picture of perfect mental health as he was known to have issues with women, seeing them as inferior, and would often talk about the physical fights he would allegedly get into with people.
While sentencing isn’t scheduled until July 14th, Goh is expected to get seven life sentences without parole according to the terms of the plea deal. If only there was some way those seven life sentences could be served consecutively while somehow magically keeping Goh alive so he can endure the true justice of seven life sentences.
UPDATE 7/17/2017: Not only was Goh officially sentenced to seven life sentences without parole this past Friday, but the judge also sentenced him to an additional 271 years behind bars. Short of the death penalty, this is a just sentence.