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Adam Lanza Worried Mom Would Have Him Committed Before Shooting

Wed, December 19, 2012 3:44pm EDT by Eric Ray 8 Comments
Adam Lanza Mental Health

Neighbors say Adam’s mother was planning to commit the troubled adult to a psychiatric ward and once he got wind of her plans, he snapped, according to a new report. Continue reading for details.

Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on December 14 and may have committed these heinous acts after learning his mother was preparing to commit him to a psychiatric facility, according to Adam’s neighbor.

“From what I’ve been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and [her] plans to have him committed,” 25-year-old Joshua Flashman told Fox News.

Joshua grew up near where the shooting took place. He is a U.S. Marine and is the son of a pastor at a local neighborhood church where many of the victims’ families congregate.

“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.”

Joshua also added that Adam may have thought his mother loved the elementary school “more than she loved him.”

Adam viciously killed his own mother Nancy Lanza as she slept in her bed at their Connecticut home. He then drove to his former elementary school and purposefully killed innocent children.

Nancy, 52, volunteered at the elementary school and so the theory extends that Adam felt she loved those children more than she loved him since she was planning to commit him to a mental hospital for medical evaluation.

As reported earlier, new clues on Adam’s emotional issues are coming out and now a new report claims that the 20-year-old had Asperger’s syndrome.

A law enforcement official who wanted to remain anonymous claims that Adam, who was reportedly burning himself with a lighter in the weeks leading up to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, did indeed suffer from this.

Chime in, HollywoodLifers. Do you think it’s time society strongly examines mental health issues?


— Eric Ray

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