8 Jan 2013

Accused killer mentally unfit for trial

1:04 pm on 8 January 2013

A man accused of killing seven people at a Christian college in California in April 2012 has been deemed mentally unfit for trial.

Former Oikos University nursing student One Goh, 43, is accused of carrying out the attack in Oakland.

The BBC reports a judge has accepted a defence argument that Mr Goh - who has pleaded not guilty - has paranoid schizophrenia.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carrie Panetta ruled on Monday that Mr Goh should be sent to a California mental institution until he is competent to stand trial, with a review every 90 days.

Prosecutors said the accused was angry about being denied a tuition fee refund when he arrived at the college with a .45 calibre weapon.

He faces seven charges of murder and three of attempted murder.