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New Docs Detail Disturbing Life Of Newtown Shooter Before 2012 Massacre

December 10, 2018 - 12:16 pm

HARTFORD, Ct. (WCBS 880) – Over a thousand pages detailing Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s upbringing have been released, and they shine a light on the 20-year-old’s social isolation and mental deterioration leading up to the 2012 massacre in Connecticut.

After a years-long court battle, the Hartford Courant obtained over a thousand pages from the Connecticut State Police related to Lanza as the six-year anniversary of the shooting approaches.

The documents give a harrowing glimpse into the world of a boy who was quickly ostracized and built a sterilized world around himself.

The material detailing Lanza’s life paints a picture of a recluse, someone with debilitating mental illness who couldn’t stand what he saw on the outside world.

Lanza forbade his mother from going into his room or the basement, often the only two places where he’d spend time.

Some of his writings exhibit clear symptoms of OCD, anorexia and germaphobia.

The abnormalities can be traced all the way back to when Lanza was just a 2-year-old living in New Hampshire.

A speech evaluation from his local preschool noted Lanza was quick to get frustrated and would start hitting and crying when other students didn’t understand what he was trying to say.

A child psychologist at Yale who saw Lanza noted he was faced with increasing withdrawal and that his home schooling created a “prosthetic environment.”

Other troubling documents include a fifth-grade assignment entitled “The Big Book of Granny,” in which Lanza and other children depicted scenes of kids being slaughtered.

Later on, Lanza appears to develop an affection for pedophilia, even writing a screenplay revolving around it.

Investigators also found a meticulously prepared spreadsheet, 17 columns wide, detailing mass murders from the 1700s until 2010.

In what appears to be a chat with another online gamer, Lanza wrote: “I incessantly have nothing other than scorn for Humanity. I’ve been desperate to feel anything positive for something for my entire life.”

Lanza’s troubled life culminated on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, when he shot his mother to death in their home before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 20 children, six adults and himself.