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Sandy Hook Families on Gun Maker: 'Lanza Heard Their Message'

Court hears arguments in lawsuit against Remington

(Newser) - The families of nine Sandy Hook victims and one teacher who survived the deadly mass shooting presented their case to Connecticut Supreme Court justices Tuesday in their lawsuit against Remington, maker of the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza to kill 20 children and six adults in 2012, the Hartford ... More »

Why Sandy Hook Families Are Citing a 1970s Slingshot Injury

They're hoping the Connecticut state supreme court will allow their case to move forward

(Newser) - The families of nine Sandy Hook victims, along with a wounded teacher who survived, have for years been going after the maker of Adam Lanza's "weapon of choice"—the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle. This week, they'll see if their lawsuit has teeth. Filed in 2014 , the suit... More »

Sandy Hook Shooter Hadn't Left Room in 3 Months: Docs

FBI releases more than 1,500 pages of documents on Sandy Hook shooting

(Newser) - "He was singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders," the FBI writes about Adam Lanza in a newly unsealed interview. The New York Daily News reports the FBI released more than 1,500 pages of documents on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting Tuesday. Most of the heavily redacted... More »

Lawyer: Key Missing From Sandy Hook Massacre Room

He says the emergency folder he inspected should have contained a key

(Newser) - A missing key "is going to be a big part of our case moving forward," says a lawyer for two families who are suing Newtown, Conn., over the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. The Danbury News Times reports that the school district had said in court documents that each... More »

Newtown Families' AR-15 Suit Is Chugging Along—Surprisingly

That's not to say its chances look good

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting , the New York Times takes a look at how Newtown, Conn., families' battle against the semi-automatic weapon used is faring—and the answer is surprisingly well, at least compared with expectations. That's not to say their suit has gone far: The case... More »

Adam Lanza's 'Granny' Story Will Be Kept Secret

'Hartford Courant' tried to access documents via an FOIA request

(Newser) - The Hartford Courant is "disappointed" and "assessing our options" after a judge scuttled its request to access the private writings of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza. The newspaper first asked state police to hand over the documents in January 2014; when that didn't happen, it went to... More »

Town Tears Down Lanza Home

Newtown lot will be left as open space

(Newser) - The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been demolished, officials in Newtown say. The 2.1-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved... More »

Newtown Votes to Destroy Lanza Home

School shooter's home will become open space

(Newser) - The Newtown, Conn., home that one neighbor describes as "a constant reminder of the evil that resided there" is going to be destroyed. Officials in the town have voted to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived and leave the land as open space, reports the Hartford Courant... More »

Why Carpets Were Burned in Adam Lanza's Home

Bank didn't want them or anything else in house sold as memorabilia

(Newser) - The house that once belonged to Newtown shooter Adam Lanza and his mother just changed hands , but don't expect to see any of their old belongings up for sale as creepy memorabilia. The bank that transferred ownership to Newtown at no cost made sure of that by burning everything... More »

Adam Lanza's 'Unsalable' House to Get New Owner

Town of Newtown deeded home by bank

(Newser) - The town of Newtown, Conn., will soon be the owner of a 3,100-square-foot Colonial-style home on 2.1 acres that is otherwise, per a lawyer involved with the house, essentially unsalable: that of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza. Lanza killed his mother Nancy in the home; at... More »

Report: Newtown Shooter Could Have Been Helped

Instead, parents, school sheltered and 'appeased' Adam Lanza

(Newser) - Parental denial and stunning breakdowns in his educational and medical treatment led to plenty of missed opportunities to get Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza the help he needed and perhaps avoid the 2012 tragedy, a report released today by the Office of the Child Advocate reveals. Lanza had "'... More »

Would-Be School Shooter: Adam Lanza Was a 'Wuss'

John David LaDue idolized Columbine killers, hated Adam Lanza

(Newser) - Police have released transcripts and audio from their interviews with would-be school shooter John David LaDue, in which the 17-year-old calmly explains his plans and motivations—or, more accurately, his lack of motivations. "I was not bullied at all," LaDue says, in a tape obtained by CNN . "... More »

Fort Hood Shooter Ranted About Lanza

Ivan Lopez thought Newtown shooter 'pretended to be victim of mental illness'

(Newser) - Ivan Lopez was apparently something of an over-sharer on Facebook: CNN reports that the Fort Hood shooter ranted about Adam Lanza, complaining that the Newtown gunman was after his "minute of fame as a villain" and "pretends to be a victim of a mental illness followed by addiction... More »

Peter Lanza Tells His Story

Says he wishes son Adam had never been born

(Newser) - More than a year after his son killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Peter Lanza is talking. Lanza met with Andrew Solomon six times starting last fall, and the result is an extensive, nearly 7,600-word profile in the New Yorker in which Lanza says of son Adam,... More »

Adam Lanza's Dad to Look for Missing Records

Chair of Sandy Hook Advisory Commission says Peter Lanza is assisting

(Newser) - Despite a final police report and a state's attorney report , the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is still reviewing the case of school shooter Adam Lanza—and Lanza's dad has agreed to help, the Connecticut Post reports. During a "cordial, business-like, and friendly" one-hour meeting yesterday, Peter Lanza... More »

Among Adam Lanza's Interests: Pedophilia

But expert hesitates to pin Sandy Hook massacre on sexual urges

(Newser) - Adam Lanza, pedophile? The 20-year-old who perpetrated the Sandy Hook massacre and killed himself on Dec. 14, 2012, kept documents on his hard drive showing an interest in pedophilia, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Topping the list is a screenplay, Lovebound, that depicts a relationship between a 10-year-old boy and... More »

Lanza Called Radio Station to Talk About Crazed Chimp

Caller, purported to be Lanza, likened 'Travis' to a 'teenage mall shooter'

(Newser) - Adam Lanza left behind no clues as to why he killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, but the New York Daily News claims it has accessed audio of a seven-minute call he made to an Oregon radio station that gives a little more insight into his dark... More »

Adam Lanza's Therapist Gave Up His License

Psychiatrist allegedly had sexual relationship with patient: records

(Newser) - A psychiatrist who saw Adam Lanza several years ago gave up his license last year after he was accused of sexual relations with a patient, the AP reports, based on newly-available public records. Dr. Paul L. Fox hadn't seen Lanza since Lanza was about 15, he told police following... More »

Officer to Adam Lanza: Who Shot You?

Was apparently unaware Lanza had been the gunman; police report made public

(Newser) - State police in Connecticut today made public thousands of pages related to their investigation into Adam Lanza and the Newtown shooting, and media outlets are poring over the text, audio, and video to see whether they might shed more light on his actions. You can see the files here . Authorities... More »

Judge Orders Release of Sandy Hook 911 Calls

Barring a successful appeal, they'll be released Dec. 4

(Newser) - The 911 calls made during the Sandy Hook shooting will be unsealed next Wednesday, unless an appeal of the ruling proves successful. A Connecticut judge yesterday ordered their release, backing a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission move despite opposition from state attorney Stephen Sedensky. The AP reports that it has... More »

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