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Sandy Hook Report Offers Chilling Details About School Shooter

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A long-awaited report on the tragedy at Sandy Hook provides few clues about why the gunman killed 26 people.  

Among the evidence released publicly for the first time: dozens of photos of Sandy Hook Elementary school and of gunman Adam Lanza's nearby home.

Lanza blasted thru a window to bypass the locked door and begin his shooting spree.  Pictures were released of the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in less than 11 minutes, found in the same classroom as the shooter's body, and the glock handgun he used to kill himself -- all bought legally by his mother.

One question that remains unanswered: why?  

The 44-page Connecticut State's Attorney report concludes, "the evidence clearly shows that the shooter planned his actions, but there is no clear indication why he did so," or why Adam Lanza targeted Sandy Hook, a school where he used to go.

What emerges is a picture of a deeply-troubled 20-year-old -- a loner obsessed with mass murder. He spent hours a day playing video and computer games, many violent, including call of duty... another called "school shootings."

The report also references a video not shown to the public -- a five-second dramatization of children being shot, and images of Lanza pointing guns to his head. And surprisingly, he seemed fixated on the game "Dance Dance Revolution" with a dance pad at home and spending up to ten hours a day playing it at a theater down the street.

His computer hard drive was smashed making it nearly impossible to retrieve information, but investigators found a spreadsheet detailing mass murders, including this New York Times 1891 article about a catholic school shooting in upstate New York.

The report says Lanza not only suffered from Asperger's Syndrome, he was also "undoubtedly" afflicted with mental health problems. Plagued with odd habits -- changing his clothes several times a day, obsessed about how his food was arranged on his plate -- he wouldn't allow his mother in his room, even to clean it. His bedroom windows, covered with black garbage bags.

Lanza hated birthdays, Christmas and holidays, and even after Superstorm Sandy, refused to stay at a hotel. He also didn't like being touched.
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