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April 22, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving quickly to file a slew of charges carrying heavy prison terms, Los Angeles County prosecutors will file 16 felony assault counts today against John Brian Jarvis, arrested after a shooting spree at MCA World Headquarters in Universal City that left seven women wounded. The 16 counts will include nine of shooting at an occupied building and seven of assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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March 10, 1994
An ex-employee who pleaded guilty to firing dozens of shots at the MCA corporate headquarters in Universal City last year was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. John Brian Jarvis, 58, pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of firing at an occupied building. In a plea bargain, Superior Court Judge John Reid sentenced Jarvis to a third of the term he could have faced.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1994
An ex-employee who pleaded guilty to firing dozens of shots at the MCA corporate headquarters in Universal City last year was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. John Brian Jarvis, 58, pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of firing at an occupied building. In a plea bargain, Superior Court Judge John Reid sentenced Jarvis to a third of the term he could have faced.
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June 24, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life, as John Brian Jarvis knew it, had ended. What else was there to do but shoot up the MCA building? A few weeks before, his mother had died and he didn't even have money to bury her. That April morning, he was down to $16.87. It was all he had because he couldn't get a job, and he couldn't get a job because he was sure that he'd been blackballed by MCA, where he'd once worked as a movie studio driver.
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April 21, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who emptied several magazines of high-velocity rifle rounds into MCA's World Headquarters and an adjacent Bank of America branch Tuesday was beaten down by years of unemployment and believed that MCA had somehow "blackballed" him, his landlord of eight years said. John Brian Jarvis was apparently pushed over the edge last month when his mother died and he could not afford even to have her body cremated, Larry Koch said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life as John Brian Jarvis knew it had ended. What else was there to do but shoot up the MCA building? A few weeks before, his mother had died and he didn't even have money to bury her. That April morning, he was down to $16.87. It was all he had because he couldn't get a job, and he couldn't get a job because he was sure he had been blackballed by MCA, where he had once worked as a movie studio driver.
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June 24, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life, as John Brian Jarvis knew it, had ended. What else was there to do but shoot up the MCA building? A few weeks before, his mother had died and he didn't even have money to bury her. That April morning, he was down to $16.87. It was all he had because he couldn't get a job, and he couldn't get a job because he was sure that he'd been blackballed by MCA, where he'd once worked as a movie studio driver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993
The unemployed truck driver accused of shooting at the MCA World Headquarters last month, injuring seven workers inside, was no madman bent on killing someone but only wanted to "punch some holes in MCA's corporate image," defense attorneys said during a preliminary hearing Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993
A former MCA employee accused of firing potshots at the giant entertainment firm's Universal City high-rise headquarters and an adjacent bank six weeks ago pleaded not guilty Thursday to 16 criminal counts. John Brian Jarvis, 58, is charged with nine counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon for the April 20 rampage that injured eight people.
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June 30, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Today, for the first time in 51 years, there will be no member of the Labrow family working to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe. Capt. Charles Labrow of the North Hollywood station retired from the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday, taking with him a legacy of service that has spanned five decades, back to the days when his father, Harry Labrow, joined the force in 1942. "My gut reaction is that it's a legacy that's ended," said Labrow, 51.
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June 24, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life as John Brian Jarvis knew it had ended. What else was there to do but shoot up the MCA building? A few weeks before, his mother had died and he didn't even have money to bury her. That April morning, he was down to $16.87. It was all he had because he couldn't get a job, and he couldn't get a job because he was sure he had been blackballed by MCA, where he had once worked as a movie studio driver.
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April 22, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving quickly to file a slew of charges carrying heavy prison terms, Los Angeles County prosecutors will file 16 felony assault counts today against John Brian Jarvis, arrested after a shooting spree at MCA World Headquarters in Universal City that left seven women wounded. The 16 counts will include nine of shooting at an occupied building and seven of assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who emptied several magazines of high-velocity rifle rounds into MCA's World Headquarters and an adjacent Bank of America branch Tuesday was beaten down by years of unemployment and believed that MCA had somehow "blackballed" him, his landlord of eight years said. John Brian Jarvis was apparently pushed over the edge last month when his mother died and he could not afford even to have her body cremated, Larry Koch said.
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February 10, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disgruntled former employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting into the MCA world headquarters in Universal City last April, firing three dozen rounds and injuring seven workers. With his trial scheduled to start Wednesday, John Brian Jarvis, 58, struck a last-minute deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied building.
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