New evidence added to the final report on Adam Lanza by local police include a chilling picture of a toddler wearing camouflage and chewing on a handgun, with rounds of ammunition draped over his tiny legs.
Also discovered in the home were items that reveal Adam’s fascination with school shootings.
Items taken by authorities from the Lanza home include:
- New York Times article from February 18, 2008, on the Northern Illinois University shooting
- Photocopied newspaper articles from 1891 about a school shooting
- Computer game titled School Shooting, where the player controls a character who
enters a school and shoots at students
- A document showing the prerequisites for a mass murder spreadsheet
- Spreadsheet listing mass murders
- Large amount of materials relating to Columbine shootings
Adam’s mother, Nancy, was found shot four times in the head while laying in her bed. Adam shot her moments before leaving to go on the Sandy Hook rampage that left 20 children dead.
The day before the shooting, Nancy Lanza stayed at a hotel for two days as an experiment in independence and self-reliance for her son. Included in the released material is a picture of Nancy’s room shoes neatly lined up to one side of a now absent mattress, and a rifle on the floor.
The report also says Adam was comfortable with weapons from the time he was four years old.