Killer Dies in Prison


The gunman who went on a killing spree and was apprehended in Alameda in April 2012 died in prison last month while serving seven life sentences, plus 271 years, at California State Prison Sacramento.

One Goh, 50, died at the maximum security prison in Folsom on March 20, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has not released the cause of death.

Goh, a native of South Korea, was sentenced to prison for the rest of his life for the killing rampage that took the lives of seven people — six students and one school employee — at Oikos University in Oakland, near Oakland International Airport, on April 2, 2012.  

He killed six people and wounded three others inside the university. He later shot and killed the owner of a blue Honda and stole his car. He drove to the Safeway at Alameda South Shore Center and confessed his crimes to employees. Employees notified the Alameda Police Department (APD). APD officers apprehended him and later contacted OPD.

Goh dropped out of Oikos several months before the shooting and wanted his tuition refunded, according to reports for his motive of the crime. In April 2017, Goh pled no contest to seven counts of first-degree murder, three counts of premeditated murder and to special circumstance allegations of committing a murder during a kidnapping and committing multiple murders (“Killer Charged,” May 2, 2017).

Goh was under psychiatric evaluation for almost four years before a judge deemed him fit to stand trial. Goh was sentenced on July, 14, 2017.