Report: Adam Lanza Acted Alone, But Had No Apparent Motive

The Connecticut Law Tribune


Stephen Sedensky
Stephen Sedensky

But Morgan Rueckert, a Shipman & Goodwin attorney in Harford who is representing 22 of the Sandy Hook victims' families, said it is important for the government to keep the victims in mind when releasing information.

"I think it's appropriate under these circumstances to take a harder look now at what should be released and in what manner," Rueckert said. "For those clamoring for the release of detailed information of the mechanism of how a heavily armed person smashed their way into an Elementary School and murdered 26 children and teachers — I must respond that there is no mystery there, schools are not fortresses, and why do you need to know who was shot when and how, what purpose is served other that satisfaction of morbid curiosity? The important question rather is about Adam Lanza, and how he had access to guns, and ammunition and how he was allowed to plan this and how his so very serious problems were not properly addressed."

Gov. Dannel Malloy weighed in on the report shortly after its release.

"My thoughts today are with the people who lost a loved one at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as they have been nearly every day since the tragedy. The release of this report will no doubt be difficult on them. But if there is one thing that I believe we must do, it's that we must honor the lives that were lost by taking steps to protect ourselves from another horror like this. I hope that the information in this summary and in the supporting documents that will be released by the State Police takes us closer to that goal."

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