Ryan, originally identified as the shooter in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, is mourning the loss of his brother, Adam, on Facebook and stirring up mixed emotions in the process. Is he being insensitive?
More than a week after Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his brother, Ryan Lanza, is publicly mourning the loss of Adam and his mother Nancy Lanza on Facebook.
“I am a victim,” Ryan, 24, told The New York Post yesterday in a Facebook chat. “I loss [sic] my mom and brother.”
Adam shot his mother in the head while she was laying in bed before killing 20 children and 6 adults at the Newtown school. Adam then killed himself.
In a Facebook photo tribute, Ryan shared smiling images of his brother, Adam, and mother, Nancy, with personal messages attached.
“R.I.P.,” Ryan wrote above Adam’s photo, followed by, “I will miss you bro. I will always love you as long as I live.”
Above his mother’s photo, Ryan wrote, “I miss you mom. I love you so much. You will be always in my heart.”
Ryan was wrongly identified as the shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary because his brother Adam was carrying his identification during his killing spree.
On Facebook, one user wrote that Adam Lanza deserved to “rot in hell” and was the “scum of the earth.”
Ryan sharply responded back saying, “I am so tired of people blaming me for something my brother did. I love Adam, his [sic] my brother. But you have no right to call my brother names when he isn’t here no more. Just let my brother rest in peace. Please. Respect that. [You are] calling my brother a monster when [you] don’t even know him.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Ryan have posted these messages on Facebook?
— Chris Rogers
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