Archive for December 15th, 2012
Names and ages of those killed in Conn. rampage
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:55 Written by Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:55
Names and ages of the 26 people gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school Friday in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history:
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Friends recall gunman from US massacre as quiet, odd
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:33 Written by Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:33
NEWTOWN, Connecticut – On leafy Yogananda Street, home to Nancy Lanza and her son Adam Lanza, the accused US school gunman, former school mates Saturday remembered him as an intelligent but strange young man.
“He was a weird kid as a child, but he was just quiet. We never knew his real personality. He was just himself,” said Megan, aged 20, who went to primary school with the presumed shooter, and declined to give her last name.
“I knew he lived in the area. But he fell off of the radar halfway through middle school, maybe seven or eight years ago,” she old AFP in this usually sleepy, wealthy town north of New York City, jarred by unthinkable tragedy.
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US gunman was loner who didn’t feel pain – teacher
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:17 Written by Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:17
SOUTHBURY, Connecticut – At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to feel physical or emotional pain in the same way as classmates.
Richard Novia was the school district’s head of security until 2008 and advised the school technology club that Adam and his older brother belonged to. He said Lanza clearly “had some disabilities.”
“If that boy would’ve burned himself, he would not have known it or felt it physically,” Novia told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “It was my job to pay close attention to that.”
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US shooting victims hit multiple times; IDs out
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 December 2012 10:51 Written by Saturday, 15 December 2012 10:51
NEWTOWN, Connecticut – The victims of the U.S. school shooting were shot multiple times by semiautomatic rifle, the medical examiner said Saturday, and he called the injuries “devastating.”
Police began releasing the identities of the 26 dead to a grieving community that had come to dread the coming Christmas holiday. All of the 20 children killed were 6 or 7 years old.
“My daughter would be one of the first ones giving her support to the victims,” said a tearful Robbie Parker, the father of victim Emilie Parker, age 6, as families started coming forward.
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