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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One Goh Charged over Oakland University Killings

A former nursing student has been charged with murder and attempted murder after seven people were shot dead at a small university in California.

Three other people were wounded in the attack at Oikos University in Oakland on Monday.

One Goh was detained at a shopping centre a short drive from the Christian college, which has close links to the Korean community.

The 43-year-old, who had been expelled from the university, is expected to appear in court later. He could face the death penalty, if convicted.

"The enormity and devastation of these crimes is unprecedented in Alameda County," District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said.

The suspect was charged shortly after several hundred people gathered to mourn the victims.

At Oakland's Allen Temple Baptist Church on Tuesday night, Mayor Jean Quan joined pastors from the Bay Area's Korean Christian community in calling for unity and peace in their often-troubled city. Read More