Killer says broken heart and cocaine binge caused murder spree in Bucyrus

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BUCYRUS, Ohio – A man convicted of killing four people in Bucyrus in late August and early September, said the murder spree was fueled by a broken heart that led him on cocaine binge.

During his videotaped confession, Donald Hoffman admitted to killing four men.  He told officers he went on the killing spree after he was rejected by a woman he thought was going to move in with him, and this caused him to go on a cocaine binge.

He also told officers that two others knew about the killings.  No one else was charged because police determined they did not have firsthand knowledge of the murders.

Hoffman said he acted alone, killed the men and then robbed them.

He was sentenced to four life in prison terms without the possibility of parole.

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