|07-23-2009, 01:30 PM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
Va. Tech Gunman's Mental Health Records are Found
This should be interesting, a Tech clinic director took the records home and didn't tell anyone. These records could show some damaging evidence that the University concealed from the public.
Va. Tech gunman's mental health records are found
ICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Missing mental health records of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho have been discovered in the home of the university clinic's former director, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press today.
Cho killed 32 people on April 16, 2007, then committed suicide as police closed in. His mental health treatment has been a major issue in the investigation of the shootings.
A memo from Gov. Tim Kaine's chief legal counsel to victims' family members says Cho's records and those of several other Virginia Tech students were found July 18 in the home of Dr. Robert H. Miller.
The memo said the records were removed from the Cook Counseling Center on the Virginia Tech campus more than a year before the shootings.
"I appreciate your call, but I'm not making comment at this time," Miller said when reached at a number for his private practice.
The recovery of the records, which eluded a vast criminal investigation two years ago, was first announced by Kaine at a news conference today.
Kaine said a Virginia State Police criminal investigation into how the records disappeared from the center where Cho was ordered to undergo counseling is under way. Removing records from the center is illegal, he said.
Kaine said he was dismayed that it took two years before they were found by attorneys in a lawsuit brought by families of the victims.
"That is part of the investigation that I am very interested in and, of course, I'm very concerned about that," Kaine said.
The state planned to release the records publicly as soon as possible, either by consent from Cho's estate or through a subpoena.