Researchers: Lanza documents may boost study of mass killers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The disclosure of Adam Lanza’s writings and other documents offer little toward understanding why he carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but researchers say the detail on the gunman’s mental decline could offer insights into the mind of a mass killer.

Some relatives of the 20 children and six educators gunned down at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, said they welcomed the release of the long-withheld records, although they wish it had not come the week of the tragedy’s anniversary.

Lenny Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the slain children, said: “I’m not going to even look at it. The shooter doesn’t get any space in my head.”

Connecticut State Police released the documents to The Hartford Courant under a court order.

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