Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family. Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.”
The Richmond Times Dispatch has additional details of the contents of the records.
Gov. Tim Kaine commented, “We will never fully comprehend what led Seung Hui Cho to carry out his assault on his fellow students and instructors. His actions were by nature inexplicable, and I don’t expect the questions surrounding the tragedy will ever really end. However, we remain committed to openness around the events at Virginia Tech and it is important that the public have legal access to these records. I am pleased the Cho family also wanted these records released to the public.”
By Peter Vieth