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Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 09, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the mass shooting.

The documents that a court ordered Connecticut State Police to release include writings by Adam Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012. He fatally shot his mother before driving to the school and ultimately killed himself. The criminal investigation ended a year after the massacre without determining a motive.

The Hartford Courant reports Lanza wrote in what appears to be an online communication with a fellow gamer: "I incessantly have nothing other than scorn for humanity."

The Courant brought a lawsuit that led to the release of Lanza's personal belongings.