Skip to comments.Investigators recover Lanza computer data
Posted on 02/17/2013 6:27:43 AM PST by RummyChick
NEWTOWN -- Investigators have succeeded in recovering some data from one of the damaged hard drives in a computer used by Adam Lanza and have subpoenaed computers of people they believe were in contact with the Sandy Hook mass murderer, a law enforcement source said Friday.
Another smashed hard drive is still being reconstructed by technicians with the U.S. Department of Defense, the source said.
Authorities are particularly interested in what relationships Lanza had within the online and video game community, hoping there may be clues about what provoked him to shoot his mother to death, then kill 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14.
Earlier in their investigation, State Police found a trove of violent gaming material at the Newtown home Lanza shared with his mother, Nancy.
Lanza attempted to destroy the computer hard drives either on the day of the shootings or shortly earlier.
Investigators also have concluded that Adam Lanza's mother did not restrict his access to the Bushmaster rifle and three other guns he took to Sandy Hook school to embark on his killing spree, according to another law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.
Nancy Lanza "had the means to secure the weapons" inside the Yogananda Street home she shared with her 20-year-old son, but the security measures she employed didn't include keeping them away from Adam, the source said. Nancy Lanza and her son had frequently used area firing ranges.
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She told people not to talk to him (because he was so strange???), didn't let people from her weekly game group come inside her house - but she didn't restrict gun access????
Amen, sister. I thought that from day one. By far, the largest amount of blame lies on her shoulders. Libtards would have us feel sorry for her, but she really is the one responsible.
(I do feel sorry for her, but not the way libtards do.)
Like the dude in Webster NY who went on a rampage....he killed his sister FIRST...
Threatened people don't report it.....because they are usually told....Well, he hasn't done anything....
google “Andrew Ellmaker” He was nuts, on meds and in treatment with a social worker visiting him at home. He killed the social worker with a knife and then cut her up with a chain saw, all which he was allowed by his mother to keep in his room.
Another point - people who live with crazy people become a bit crazy themselves. It’s contagious. After a while, insane behavior starts to seem normal.
Guns were locked up. Crazy guy was left home alone with the secured weapons for 3 days. He broke into the safe and got the guns.
A better plan would have been to unscrew apart the hard drives and .... Smash the platters and throw them in random trash bins. Even just hammer them and chuck in random dumpsters etc...better than leaving them at the crime site. But the psycho-killer is dead and gone so what does he care
Thats why they make gun safes.
If he had no access to the guns he could not have shot anyone.
He might have stabbed people, blown them up, run over them with cars, poisoned them or used any one of a number of other means to off the people, but he could not have shot them.
How Nancy Lanza’s weapons were stored is of interest to state lawmakers as they draft gun-control proposals in the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting. They have asked the state’s attorney’s office for an update on the investigation, seeking information not only about the weapons Lanza used but also the state of his mental health.
In addition to the high-powered rifle that Lanza wielded to blast his way into the school, the two handguns he was carrying and a shotgun police found in the trunk of the car he drove, there was one other weapon in the Lanza house — an “old Springfield rifle” — one of the law enforcement sources told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.
The source said the bullets that struck three cars in the Sandy Hook Elementary parking lot were fired from inside one of the classrooms and exited the building through the windows. It’s not yet clear whether the shots had been aimed at arriving police officers or were just shots that had gone wild.
State police also are returning to families the since-laundered clothes worn by the victims when they were killed. Some of the families are accepting them. Others don’t want them back.
Investigators appear to be making slow but dogged process.
“There is a lot of evidence that was recovered, but the question is, what does it tell us?” said one law enforcement source. “This is not a who-done-it.”
Stephen J. Sedensky III, the state’s attorney in Danbury who oversees the investigation, said Friday, “I expect that it will go on for a number of months, but I hope that it can be (completed) within the time frame that I testified to before the Legislature, which is the summer.”
In the two months since the shootings, Newtown residents have sought to achieve some degree of normalcy, albeit a new one.
The students of Sandy Hook now attend classes at the former Chalk Hill Middle School in neighboring Monroe. The building was quickly upgraded with the latest security measures and also refurbished to remind students of their old home.
The fate of the Sandy Hook school building has been the subject of two lively town hall meetings, with residents divided over whether the building that housed kindergarten through fourth grade should be razed or converted to some other use.
Some parents in the school district are pushing for a continued presence by armed security guards or police officers at all seven district schools.
More than $9 million has been raised by the United Way’s Sandy Hook Relief Fund, the largest of several ventures to help the victims’ families, first responders and the community at large.
Several family members of the victims have joined Sandy Hook Promise, a community group that seeks a broad national dialogue on ways to avoid future mass shootings and on how to promote community healing.
Victims’ family members have cautiously stepped into the public arena, joining gun-control rallies, urging attention for mental health treatment and attending President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
On Friday, Obama at a White House ceremony awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor, to the families of the six slain teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook.
The recommendations of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force on gun violence either have been enacted into executive actions by Obama or referred to Congress for review. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said last week that lawmakers are likely to support universal background checks for gun purchasers, but are divided on whether to limit large-capacity ammunition magazines and to ban assault weapons.
Two state task forces are reviewing the events of Dec. 14 — a blue-ribbon panel appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a bipartisan group of state legislators.
House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. said Friday he anticipates bills to come before the House and Senate by March 13, and perhaps a week earlier.
Cafero said he has given Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane a list of 10 questions that would aid lawmakers in fashioning proposals, including whether Nancy Lanza used a storage locker or some sort of safe to store her weapons; details on Adam Lanza’s mental health history; whether he attempted to buy guns on his own; and exactly which guns he used in the killings
Keeping things “secure” from someone who lives in the house is a pipe-dream.
Gun safes make most homes less safe. Home invasions succeed when defensive weapons are not available.
So it’s only a matter of time till we find out his Kos diary.
I am not sure that having a safe would have prevented this crime. He would have just forced her to open the safe.
We also don’t know what treatment she sought for her son. Perhaps, she was in denial about the whole thing.
If he turns out to be a leftist, we will never hear about it in the media.
If this guy lived in some kind of on-line gaming fantasy world, there's going to be a whole bunch of people whose lives are about to be turned upside-down who probably had no idea they even had any association with Lanza.
Look, these suffering mothers of kooky sons are abandoned by the fathers who are too big of wusses to hang with the problem (it might adversely affect their careers, their self images or their pursuit of tail), they are left struggling by our society who say you “make them go to college or kick them out”, kcicking them out means death or incarceration, and the mothers get no help .
This is not a new or original problem, but none of the genius psychologists or social workers has any freaking clue what to do and no one has tried to put together some sort of group homes for these misfits so the mothers can live a normal life. So the mothers keep on trying, keep on praying, God keeps on not helping or not giving these kooky boys an epiphany or a Damascus Road experience like prayed for and things get more and more dangerous.
Shame on somebody, not sure who.
I wanna find out about his webpage dedicated to satan
no so fast, RC.
These mothers (and there are kooky and dangerous girls too, just not as many) are left with no resources, and our society offers them no help. They are isolated with a nut case and have no where to turn.
Nancy Lanza had plenty of resources. She was getting close to 300,000 a year from Peter. He also had to pay for college and his car.
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