Calif. univ. shooting suspect changed name

Booking mug of One L. Goh

Booking mug of One L. Goh

(CBS/AP) OAKLAND, Calif. - The suspect charged in the nation's largest school shooting since Virginia Tech changed his name a decade ago because he felt his birth name sounded like a girl's name.

One Goh faces murder and attempted murder charges for a shooting rampage at Oakland's Oikos University on Monday.

The 43-year-old South Korea native was born with the name Su Nam Ko. But in February 2002, he filed a petition with the Circuit Court in Fairfax County, Va., to change his name to One L. Goh.

The reason he listed was that he did "not like my current name because it sounds like a girl's name."

Seven people died and three were wounded in the shooting. Authorities say he may have been motivated by a financial dispute with the small Christian college.

The nursing program director at the Oikos Univeristy said Wednesday she thinks she was the suspect's intended target.

Ellen Cervellon said Goh dropped out of the nursing program at Oikos University last fall, but came back to ask her for a full refund on his tuition.

"In talking to several of the students and faculty who were there, I think he was looking for me. I have that weight on my shoulders and I don't know what to do with it," she told The Associated Press, her voice quivering with emotion.

"Every single one of those students were going to be an excellent, excellent nurse. They're in my heart and they always will be," she said.

Cervellon said she was not on campus that morning because she was doing her other job, teaching nursing to students at California State University, East Bay.

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told The Associated Press Wednesday that investigators believe Cervellon is the person that suspect Goh sought.

© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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