Father of Sandy Hook shooter opens up about his son
In his first interview since the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, Adam Lanza’s father, Peter Lanza, spoke with New Yorker magazine about his son.
In his interview, Peter Lanza stated that his son would have killed him in a “heartbeat” if he was given the chance.
He also believes the reason that Adam Lanza shot hit mother four times, was for each family member.
“The reason he shot Nancy four times was one for each of us: one for Nancy; one for him; one for (his brother) Ryan; one for me,” he said.
According to his father, Adam Lanza spoke with many mental health professionals but no one saw violent tendencies in his personality.
Lanza said that he may have overlooked signs of violence in his son due to his Asperger’s Syndrome.
He described his son as “a normal, weird little kid” but as he got older he said it was obvious something was wrong.
According to Today, Peter Lanza wished Adam was never born because it was the only way he could somewhat deal with the tragedy that happened.
After the massacre, Lanza said he received tons of packages which included Bibles, toys, crosses, as well as candy.
Although he has kept everything sent to him, he never ate the candy for fear that it could be poisoned.
Since the tragedy, Lanza has offered to meet some victims of the families to talk with them and help them grieve.
So far two families have taken him up on it.