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May 11, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The assistant principal of Granite Hills High School testified Thursday that a smiling Jason Hoffman leveled a shotgun at him and said, "I'm going to get you," before beginning a shooting rampage March 22 that left five people wounded. Testifying in Hoffman's preliminary hearing, Daniel Barnes said he dove through a door just as the senior at the El Cajon school fired a blast that shattered the door's window.
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November 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
The teenager who hanged himself in jail a month after pleading guilty to shooting five people on a high school campus had tried to kill himself several times while behind bars, the county medical examiner's office reported. Most of those efforts involved trying to make a noose out of bedsheets, investigator James Buckley wrote in a report released Monday. Jason Hoffman, 18, finally did hang himself in his cell Oct.
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April 20, 2001 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They met at the Big Noise Bar two decades ago. Denise Marquez was a bartender. Ralph Hoffman was a drinker. Two months after they met, they were living together in Chatsworth. Two years later, she was pregnant. Things between them were bad before the baby was born. Afterward, they got worse, especially when Ralph was drinking. When their boy was 3 months old, Marquez said that Hoffman threw the infant at her during a fight.
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October 30, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaving behind a scribbled note of rage and despair, a mentally ill teenager who admitted shooting five people at an El Cajon high school committed suicide in his jail cell Monday, officials said. Jason Anthony Hoffman, 18, hanged himself by looping strips of a bedsheet around the grillwork on an air vent, said Lt. Jerry Lewis of the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Hoffman was set to be sentenced next week to 27 years to life in prison for the March 22 rampage at Granite Hills High School.
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November 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
The teenager who hanged himself in jail a month after pleading guilty to shooting five people on a high school campus had tried to kill himself several times while behind bars, the county medical examiner's office reported. Most of those efforts involved trying to make a noose out of bedsheets, investigator James Buckley wrote in a report released Monday. Jason Hoffman, 18, finally did hang himself in his cell Oct.
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March 27, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Their heads bowed, two teenagers accused of shooting rampages at local high schools appeared at separate hearings Monday, where one pleaded not guilty and attorneys for the other vowed to fight a law requiring that he be tried as an adult.
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September 14, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Cajon student who wounded five people in a shooting rampage on a high school campus in March pleaded guilty Thursday and agreed to a life term with a possibility of parole. Under the agreement reached with prosecutors, Jason A. Hoffman will serve at least 17 years for discharging a firearm. After this sentence is completed, he will begin serving a life term for the attempted murder of Granite Hills High School Vice Principal Daniel Barnes. Hoffman, 18, appeared grim throughout the hearing.
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October 30, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaving behind a scribbled note of rage and despair, a mentally ill teenager who admitted shooting five people at an El Cajon high school committed suicide in his jail cell Monday, officials said. Jason Anthony Hoffman, 18, hanged himself by looping strips of a bedsheet around the grillwork on an air vent, said Lt. Jerry Lewis of the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Hoffman was set to be sentenced next week to 27 years to life in prison for the March 22 rampage at Granite Hills High School.
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May 12, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of a teenager who committed suicide in jail while awaiting sentencing for wounding five people in a high school shooting have filed a $10-million claim against the county government. The parents of Jason Hoffman, 18, say the Sheriff's Department should have done more to keep their son from killing himself. He was arrested March 22, 2001, at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon and later pleaded guilty.
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June 1, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of a teenager who committed suicide in jail while awaiting sentencing for wounding five people in a high school shooting have filed a $10-million claim against the county government. The parents of Jason Hoffman, 18, say the Sheriff's Department should have done more to keep their son from killing himself. He was arrested March 22, 2001, at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon and later pleaded guilty.
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September 14, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Cajon student who wounded five people in a shooting rampage on a high school campus in March pleaded guilty Thursday and agreed to a life term with a possibility of parole. Under the agreement reached with prosecutors, Jason A. Hoffman will serve at least 17 years for discharging a firearm. After this sentence is completed, he will begin serving a life term for the attempted murder of Granite Hills High School Vice Principal Daniel Barnes. Hoffman, 18, appeared grim throughout the hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The assistant principal of Granite Hills High School testified Thursday that a smiling Jason Hoffman leveled a shotgun at him and said, "I'm going to get you," before beginning a shooting rampage March 22 that left five people wounded. Testifying in Hoffman's preliminary hearing, Daniel Barnes said he dove through a door just as the senior at the El Cajon school fired a blast that shattered the door's window.
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April 23, 2001 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They met at the Big Noise Bar two decades ago. Denise Marquez was a bartender. Ralph Hoffman was a drinker. Two months after they met, they were living together in Chatsworth. Two years later, she was pregnant. Things between them were bad before the baby was born. Afterward, they got worse, especially when Ralph was drinking. When their boy was 3 months old, Marquez said that Hoffman threw the infant at her during a fight.
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March 27, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Their heads bowed, two teenagers accused of shooting rampages at local high schools appeared at separate hearings Monday, where one pleaded not guilty and attorneys for the other vowed to fight a law requiring that he be tried as an adult.
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March 8, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A student at a high school that was the site of a 2001 shooting was detained Friday for bringing a realistic-looking replica gun to the campus. The Granite Hills High School campus was temporarily locked down while police investigated. No further details were released. The school was the site of a March 22, 2001, shooting in which a student opened fire and wounded five people. Jason Hoffman, 18, committed suicide in jail later that year while awaiting sentencing.
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