It would explain why he murdered his mother.
How would that explain why he murdered innocent children?
because her working with “normal” kids brought her a sense of happiness and fulfillment, of being needed and loved, an escape from the reality of Adam, and social opportunities with empathetic adults like the principal, psychologist and teachers
Adam wanted his mother all for himself even if he could not love her and maybe even wanted to escape and become an adult. Or maybe she wanted his independence more than he did
And he hated not ever being one of those kids who brought her happiness and joy. My bet is she shared stories about her “kids” and volunteer activities with this sullen brooding psycho and that helped him hatch his plan
Irrational anger displacement. In his mind these children represented a normalcy that he believed his mother wanted, but did not have with him. This is a guess, but an educated one.
> It would explain why he murdered his mother.
> How would that explain why he murdered innocent children?
Maybe killing them was his way of “saving” them from the kind of (mental) life he had been going through. There are a lot of people who want to “save” others but end up doing more harm than good to themselves and others.