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Psychologist examines Cho's medical records

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The medical reports clearly state that on multiple occasions Virginia Tech shooter, Seung Hui Cho, had no suicidal or homicidal thoughts. But the question still remains, did doctors miss clear signs that Cho could have been mentally ill?

"It doesn't sound like someone who's, just based on this limited amount here, that is someone who is that mentally ill, that angry, that paranoid, whatever words you want to put on it, who would do something that violent," said local psychologist, Alan Entin.

Entin has been practicing psychology for more than 30 years. After reviewing Cho's medical records, released today, for himself he found nothing that showed the student posed a threat to himself or others.

"There's no real...real evidence...from this to say that this guy's going to go out and do that," said Entin.

But these records aren't enough for Suzanne Grimes who's son was shot several times by Cho on that unforgettable day.

"I'm sure there's more out there," said Grimes. "And I'm sure over time the families will discover new information like they've had to all along."

Cho was hospitalized after making comments to a suitemate saying that he might as well kill himself because everybody just hates him. When questioned by doctors he claimed he was just joking. The Virginia Tech shooting happened nearly a year and a half later.

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