|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Fri, 18 Jan 2002
The expelled student accused of killing his dean and two others in a campus shooting spree at Appalachian School of Law in Virginia on Wednesday was so paranoid and prone to outbursts that at least one classmate said he saw the violence coming.
At Thursday’s arraignment on three counts of capital murder, Peter Odighizuwa, 43, told the judge he was sick and needed help.
“I was supposed to see my doctor,” Odighizuwa said, hiding his face behind a green arrest warrant. “He was supposed to help me out . . . I don’t have my medication.”
Police say Odighizuwa opened fire with a handgun at the school Wednesday, killing three people, including a professor.
“He was kind of off-balance,” classmate Kenneth Brown said. “When we met last year, he actually came up and shook my hand and asked my name. Then, like five minutes later he came back and said, ‘You know I’m not crazy, but people tick me off sometimes.’ Out of the blue.”