Adam Lanza

The home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished. Newtown Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob said Tuesday that the building was torn down on Monday.

The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank.

3/11/14 Panel

Mar 11, 2014

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

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Lanza'a Father speaks to The New Yorker

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chairman of a state commission reviewing the Newtown school massacre says he's had "fruitful discussions" with a representative of the shooter's family about possibly obtaining Adam Lanza's mental health and other records.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown.

The Friday afternoon release could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza.

The paperwork "has been redacted according to law," and it includes text, photos and 911 calls received by state police.

Report: Newtown Shooter Obsessed With Columbine

Nov 26, 2013

A report on the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime.

The summary of the investigation by Connecticut State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky says Adam Lanza was obsessed in particular with the April 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

The report on the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults says the question of Lanza's motive may never be answered conclusively.

With release of documents, Newtown vote imminent

Mar 29, 2013
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 Legislative leaders say the newly released search warrants in the Newtown school shooting help confirm the need for many of the gun law changes they've been negotiating for weeks.

Several leaders said Thursday it was chilling to learn the extent of weaponry and ammunition the 20-year-old shooter, Adam Lanza, had amassed inside his home.

Democratic Senate President Donald Williams said it "absolutely confirms we're on the right track in pursuing a very strong and comprehensive bill."

Conn. consider creating video game task force

Feb 26, 2013
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Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a new state task force to study the effects of violent video games on youth behavior.

The bill would establish the proposed Violent Video Game Task Force within the Department of Children and Families.