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Published On: Sun, Dec 16th, 2012

Marsha Lanza, Aunt of Connecticut shooter, speaks of heartbreak

Police are still profiling the young Adam Lanza, the shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary who killed 20 children and 6 adults after killing his mother in their home.

Motives don’t seem to be surfacing, even after the family speaks out about the tragedy and police release more information. (read below)

Marsha Lanza speaking with reporters outside of her home

Marsha Lanza speaking with reporters outside of her home

Late Saturday, Marsha Lanza, Adam’s Aunt, spoke briefly to some press.

“I mean it’s heartbreaking to know it’s in your own family and you say ‘Well it will never happen to me’. But it has,” she told reporters outside her Illinois home.

The woman confirmed Adam was homeschooled by his late mother Nancy, but was unclear of the reason: “behavior, if it was learning disabilities, I really don’t know, but he was a very, very bright boy. He was smart.”

Nancy’s sister-in-law told  the Northwest Herald that “This whole thing is mind-boggling. We’re shaken to the core.”…

She told The Associated Press that her nephew was raised by kind, nurturing parents who would not have hesitated to seek mental help for him if he needed it.

Marsha Lanza described Nancy Lanza as a good mother and kindhearted.

 

 

 

 

The gunman’s aunt Marsha Lanza said her “bright” nephew was raised by kind, nurturing parents who would not have hesitated to seek mental help for him if he needed it.

“I mean it’s heartbreaking to know it’s in your own family and you say ‘Well it will never happen to me’. But it has,” she told reporters outside her Illinois home.

Near the school, Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, spoke about the victims. The 20 children were aged between 6 and 7 years old. Twelve were girls and eight were boys. All appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds from the rifle recovered at the scene, Dr Carver said.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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