Appalachian School of Law Shootings

This shows the part of each story that mentions how Peter O. was captured. The full text of these stories is here, while an index is here

Fri, 18 Jan 2002


Wire Reports
San Jose Mercury News (California)

The expelled law school student accused of killing his dean and two others in a campus shooting spree 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. “I don’t have my medication.”

Police said Odighizuwa, who was evaluated and given medication in jail, opened fire with a handgun at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy on Wednesday, a day after he was dismissed from the school for a second time.

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