Monday, November 25, 2013
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
A state prosecutor’s report released today concludes that 20-year-old Adam Lanza acted alone in planning and executing his horrific attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, but offers no answer to the one-word question that has plagued Connecticut and the nation since the murders of 20 children and six women at the Newtown school Dec. 14, 2012: Why?
“Unfortunately, that question may never be answered conclusively, despite the collection of extensive background information on the shooter through a multitude of interviews and other sources,” wrote Stephen J. Sedensky III, the Danbury state’s attorney. “The evidence clearly shows that the shooter planned his actions, including the taking of his own life, but there is no clear indication why he did so, or why he targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School.”
Police found fictional writing on Lanza’s computer that described being attacked by babies, as well as a material on pedophilia, a screenplay about a relationship between a man and a 10-year-old boy, a game called “School Shooting” and stories about mass murder. The prosecutor offered no assessment of the material’s significance.
Sedensky took pains to debunk conspiracy theories about a second shooter, detailing how arriving police detained four others outside the school, including a parent, two reporters who were briefly held at gunpoint, and a fourth man who was handcuffed and questioned. DNA evidence indicated no weapon fired that day was handled by anyone other than Lanza, and rumors of Lanza sharing his plans with others on the Internet were unfounded, Sedensky said.
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