April 18, 2007
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ACQUAINTANCE OF CHO FAMILY DESCRIBES SEUNG-HUI,
RECALLS LAST CONVERSATION WITH CHO FAMILY
ON NPR NEWS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

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April 18, 2007; Washington, D.C. Yoo Oh-Sun, a former neighbor of Seung-hui Chos family who has known the family for more than 10 years, describes her last encounter with Seung-hui Chos father in an interview with NPR Justice Reporter Ari Shapiro airing today on NPR News All Things Considered.

He actually looked quite well and happier than usual, because it appeared as if both of his kids were now going to be pretty much set in their academic career and their future, so I just didnt suspect that there was anything going on, Ms. Yoo says of her conversation with Seung-hui Chos father about a year ago.

In the interview, which is part of a profile of Seung-hui Cho and his family, Ms. Yoo also shares her impression of the Cho siblings: I thought Seung-huis older sister was especially polite and considerate. We didnt think that Seung-hui, though, had the social skills expected of someone his age. He never greeted us, was very quiet, but at the same time, Im a Korean mother and we always saw those children were studying so hard, wed always tell our children, why dont you study more like these kids? And they actually both ended up in very good schools and we were very envious.

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