Man accused in deadly mass shooting at Oakland's Oikos University pleads no contest

Lyanne Melendez Image
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
EMBED <>More Videos

A man accused of killing seven people in a shooting rampage at Oikos University in Oakland in 2012 entered a no contest plea to murder charges Tuesday.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Five years ago, the Bay Area was horrified following a mass shooting at Oikos University in Oakland which claimed the lives of seven people and injured three others.

The case is nearly over, as the gunman pleaded no contest on Tuesday, which means he will serve the remainder of his life in a state prison without the possibility of parole

FULL VIDEO: Lawyers respond after One Goh pleads no contest

A few family members of the victims were escorted through a back door following the outcome of Tuesday's court proceedings.

The gunman, One Goh pleaded no contest to the mass shooting.

"It's expected that in July he will be sentenced to seven terms of life without the possibility of parole," said Stacie Pettigrew, the Alameda County Assistant District Attorney.

RELATED: Oikos University mass shooter plea delayed

For years, the court found that he was too far gone to stand trial. But after years of being treated for schizophrenia in a mental hospital in Santa Rosa, the court found Goh competent for trial.

"And what that means is he was able to talk about the case with my partner and discuss the possibility of resolving the case, said Goh's attorney David Klaus.

"We hope that with today's resolution of this case, the families of the victims, as well as those victims who survived these horrific acts fell that justice has been served," said Pettigrew.

One of the survivors texted ABC7 News to say: "I do not wish to speak on behalf of this, Just taking it all in at this point. Thanks for understanding."

RELATED: Oikos mass shooting suspect ruled unfit to stand trial

A university administrator talked to ABC7 News off-camera to say the school will never forget that day.

Goh was a disgruntled nursing student who had dropped out. He was demanding a tuition refund. When the university did not comply, Goh went on a shooting rampage, killing seven and injuring three.

Christina Williams is a current student who knew about the shooting. "It's a good feeling to know that he finally had justice. I'm happy to hear that," said Williams.

Goh will be sentenced on July 14, 2017.

Click here for more stories on the Oikos University mass shooting.