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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:01 PM

"Fear of Being Committed May Have Caused Connecticut Gunman to Snap"

Fear of Being Committed May Have Caused Connecticut Gunman to Snap

by Bob Dillon

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/291443_Fear_of_Being_Committed_May_Ha

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The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility, according to a lifelong resident of the area who was familiar with the killer’s family and several of the victims’ families.

Adam Lanza, 20, targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after killing his mother early Friday because he believed she loved the school “more than she loved him,” said Joshua Flashman, 25, who grew up not far from where the shooting took place. Flashman, a U.S. Marine, is the son of a pastor at an area church where many of the victims’ families worship.

“From what I’ve been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed,” Flashman told FoxNews.com. “Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”

A senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation confirmed that Lanza’s anger at his mother over plans for “his future mental health treatment” is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting.

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Reply "Fear of Being Committed May Have Caused Connecticut Gunman to Snap" (Original post)
applegrove Dec 2012 OP
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #2
temporary311 Dec 2012 #3
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #4
farminator3000 Dec 2012 #5
flamingdem Dec 2012 #7
flamingdem Dec 2012 #6
MiniMe Dec 2012 #8

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:05 PM

1. OK I'll say it , his mother is the person most responsible for the Tragedy .

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:06 PM

2. She must not have realized how he would react.

She might have locked up her guns otherwise...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:12 PM

3. If she thought her son was so far gone

that he needed to be institutionalized, then she shouldve thought he was too far gone to have unsecured guns in the same house as him. Or any guns, at all.

Assuming any of this is true, at any rate.

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Response to temporary311 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:55 PM

4. Maybe she was exhausted from being his primary caregiver

and she was at the end of her rope. WE failed them both IMHO.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:56 PM

5. that sounds believable

has anybody heard anything about what drugs he might've been on? what do they give people with autism or asperger's?

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. I also wonder about the drugs

A colleague of mine committed suicide while coming off depressants. I really don't think those ssri drugs are acceptable for many people.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:58 PM

6. If he was as mentally capable as they are indicating he could have found her keys

or devised a way to get the guns out without a key.

That could be answered by knowing if she had a place set aside to lock them up.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:54 PM

8. "Flashman told FoxNews.com"

I stopped paying attention at that point

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