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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

Why do you think Adam Lanza destroyed his computer? [View all]

So, one of the latest stories out is that Adam Lanza took a hammer to his computer hours before he decided to murder over two dozen people.

This may very well explain the motive, but the FBI has apparently already thrown in the towel, but the company that managed to get data off the computers from Shuttle Columbia and is currently retrieving data from home and business computers from the victims of Hurricane Sandy wants to take a whack at it. Hopefully they'll be able to get access to it and if they do, retrieve something from it.

But I have to ask, why?

* Another latest story is that Adam was on the verge of being committed and managed to somehow catch wind of it, did his mother put in a note of what could have been obsessive computer usage?

* He destroyed his computer but made sure to leave his collection of video games behind.

* Was it all as one last middle finger to the world?

* In another article, it's stated that he may have done this to prevent investigators from discovering if he spoke to someone about the upcoming massacre, but I don't know if that sounds right. We got this socially awkward kid who is isolated and he manages to find someone who won't go to the authorities or is actually one of the authorities themselves. Possible, but possibly not.

* Do we really know if it was Adam who destroyed his computer? Everywhere, we just assume it was Adam who did it. Maybe, but maybe not, Miss Lanza tried an unorthodox solution to get her son off the computer and may have the inadvertently triggered one of the deadliest temper tantrums in US history.

* Was there something of a disturbing or illegal nature on his computer and that he simply wouldn't be able to delete in a small amount of time. He wouldn't have wanted to end up like James von Brunn, who wanted to be remembered for shooting up the US Holocaust Museum, but is now remembered for forgetting to delete his mountain of illegal porn from his computer before he carried the shooting out. May also explain how comfortable he was with killing children, if he could abuse and exploit them, then he could certainly murder them.

All in all, wild mass guessing. But I'm just tired of hearing about atheism, mental illness, video games causing this when we haven't even scratched the surface. Hopefully someone will recover something.

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