Angie Dales had cancelled a lunch date in order to do some reading and preparing for her afternoon classes. Angie was everything Odighizuwa hated in women—she was bright, popular, made good grades, and had held a responsible position at the law school. He targeted her.
Entering the student lounge, he chatted briefly with a black member of the student body. Odighizuwa spotted Angie, Rebecca Brown, and Madeline Short sitting on a sofa diagonally across the room. He walked diagonally across the room, around several students to within a few feet of Angie Dales. Odighizuwa was determined to target Angie. He then fired three bullets into her at point blank range. Later he would say something to the affect that she had not been nice to him—a feeble, demented justification for taking a human life. Standing about five feet from the three women, he fired at Angela Dales first. As a reflex, she raised her arm to protect herself, but she could not stop the bullets from piercing her neck, chest, and shoulder.
Bleeding profusely she walked across the hall pleading for help. The room erupted in screams, and pandemonium ensued. As she crossed the room, Angela Dales repeatedly called out, “Please don’t let me die; I have a little girl!”
None of her vital organs were hit, but she was seriously wounded. The hospital was less than three minutes away, if she could get there, she might be saved.
Her fellow students, in a valiant effort to reach safety, pulled Dales into the doorway of the Career Services Office. One, a former nurse, tried to treat her wounds and stop the bleeding, but Angela needed blood; she needed emergency room treatment. As others were being evacuated, Angela Dales lay dying on the floor. She bled to death when her lungs filled with blood. By the time she was evacuated—nearly forty minutes after the shooting—it was too late. Angela Dales died within minutes of reaching the hospital. Her death certificate states that she was shot at 1:16 pm and died at 2:06 pm.
At his sentencing, the press reported Peter Odighizuwa’s “rage had since boiled away and now he wept with the teenage son of one of the slain victims. Choking on tears he said he was sorry.” As I wrote earlier, what the press did not tell the public was that shortly before his sentencing, in talks with the victim’s attorney, this same Peter Odighizuwa bragged and gloated that all three victims got what they deserved. (To be continued)