Cho Seung-Hui declared mentally ill in 2005

April 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Cho Seung-Hui, violence, Virginia Tech | 8 Comments

CNN is reporting right now that Cho Seung-Hui, the murderer at Virginia Tech, was declared mentally ill by a court order. They declared him an “imminent danger to others.”

As I’ve been saying, it looks like there is plenty more to come about this troubled young man.

And I’m still curious about his family. What can they offer about their kin?


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  1. […] I just wrote about how CNN is reporting that Cho Seung-Hui was declared mentally ill in 2005, and an “imminent danger to […]

  2. You are curious about his family, I came across this photo and havent seen it mentioned elsewhere so far

    Sister Sun-Kyung Cho also another unfortunate victim of her younger brothers atrocity She appears to be in total contrast to him as can be read here, hope she and her family arent further victimised for just being related to the killer

    It is interesting to note she even refers to herself as an American abroad when in Bangkok, no mention of Korean

    Read elsewhere, his parents who run a drycleaners were hospitalised after hearing what happened.

  3. Wil,

    Thanks for sharing that. I’m sure his family is suffering very badly over what he did. I feel very bad for them.

  4. I don’t know if this is true, but I heard on one of the news stations that his parents were actually being hospitalized due to their shock and grief.

  5. Catherine,

    I saw that too. I hope that no one does anything stupid towards them.

  6. The whole thing is just so sad.

  7. I don’t think they will. The community they live in has a large korean community and the county they live in is one of the top 5 highest educated counties in the nation. I’d be very surprised if there’s retaliation against the family.

    As far as the family goes. I can’t imagine what they are going through. Korean culture is such that the parents sacrifice everything for their children, and give them as much as they can. The little prince syndrome (I believe that’s what its called) is prevalent there and here amongst Korean communities. From what I’ve read Cho was treated much the same way.

  8. the whole thing is just so, so sad. I feel so sorry for ALL the families concerned.

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