Adam Lanza's Father Met With One Victim's Family
Alissa, Robbie Parker lost 6-year-old Emilie in the Newtown shooting
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2013 11:36 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Peter Lanza has remained out of the spotlight since news of the Newtown shooting broke, but one victim's family tells CBS that they have privately met with him. Robbie and Alissa Parker, parents to 6-year-old Emilie, spent more than an hour with Lanza; in CBS' Norah O'Donnell's words, they believe he "holds the keys" to understanding Adam Lanza's motivation. The AP notes that it's unclear when the meeting occurred or what was discussed, though O'Donnell says the couple wanted to ask Lanza about his son's medical history and his and Nancy's relationship with him.

In a portion of an interview with the Parkers aired today, Alissa explains that the meeting "was kind of my doing. I guess the reason why I felt strongly that I needed to tell him something. And I needed to get that out of my system. I felt very motivated to do it and ... I felt really good about it, I prayed about it, and it was something that I needed to do." CBS will air part two tomorrow. Meanwhile, news broke this week that Adam Lanza kept a "score sheet."

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fractal
Mar 21, 2013 6:57 PM CDT
Personally, I would love to hear from the father, also. Hope he eventually breaks his silence.
Winston_Smith
Mar 21, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
Good for the father to be willing to do whatever he can, but I can't imagine what he could say to give this woman any comfort or closure.
kumatose
Mar 21, 2013 12:11 PM CDT
Awkward...