Prosecutors are set to release a report on the nearly year-long
investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary at 3 p.m.
Monday, and many hope the report will help answer key questions about
the mass shooting. Among the questions:
Why did Adam Lanza do it?
20-year-old Adam Lanza kill his mother and then 20 first-graders and six
staffers at the Newtown, Conn. School before taking his own life last
Dec. 14? Speculation has centered on the possibility that his mother
Nancy might have wanted him to leave the home and attend school.
What was Lanza's plan?
Adam Lanza mean to end the assault with his suicide, or did he intend
further carnage? Why did he leave a shotgun outside with his car? It's
known that Lanza kept a spreadsheet on previous mass shootings. A hard
drive found in the home was seriously damaged, and data recovery was
previously said to be extremely difficult.
What's in Adam Lanza's diaries?
found several diaries and journals kept by Lanza. Will the report
disclose what they contained and were the contents helpful to
Is there more to know about Lanza's medical history?
Lanza been prescribed any psychiatric medication, and had he stopped
taking a prescribed medication? As previously reported, a toxicology
report on Lanza's body yielded no substances. Was there an unknown
diagnosis that might help explain his actions?
Did the video games matter?
to search warrant affidavits, an unnamed witness told FBI agents
following the shooting that Lanza was known for playing the violent
video game "Call of Duty." Several video game systems were found in the
Lanza home, including one with a partially obliterated serial number. Do
investigators believe they played any role in his actions?
Was the police response good enough and fast enough?
media sources said police were ordered to wait before entering the
Sandy Hook school building last Dec. 14. Police have stated in numerous
press conferences and interviews that there was no such order. Officers
say they went into the school according to procedure, arriving less than
two minutes after the first call went out. Local police arrived first,
followed within moments by the state police.
Separately, at a
hearing in New Britain, Conn., Monday morning, prosecutor Stephen
Sedensky III will argue against the release of around 40 minutes of 911
recordings from the day of the shooting. The state Freedom of
Information Commission ordered the recordings released in September, but
Sedensky has appealed the order.