Nancy Lanza feared son, Adam, was ‘getting worse’; told friend ‘he was burning himsel

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Lanza feared son, Adam, was ‘getting worse’; told friend ‘he was burning himself with a lighter’​


    The 54-year-old woman was shot several times in the head by her son, the coroner's office reports, making her the first victim of a rampage that would claim 27 lives. ‘She was having trouble reaching him,’ pal says.

    By Matthew Lysiak AND Stephen Rex Brown / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    December 16, 2012
    ABC News


    Adam Lanza's mother Nancy Lanza told a friend that she was afraid she was 'losing' her son, whose behavior was gradually getting worse.

    Less than a week before her son would launch his horrifying attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun-loving mom Nancy Lanza knew "she was losing him" and that "he was getting worse."

    A drinking buddy of Lanza told The Daily News that her son Adam had long been troubled and rarely came up in conversation.

    "She just looked down at the glass and said, 'I don't know. I'm worried I'm losing him,'" said the bar pal, who did not wish to be named, of the ominous conversation at the bar My Place in Newtown, Conn.

    "She said it was getting worse. She was having trouble reaching him."

    Adam, who the coroner's office said Sunday shot Nancy Lanza, 54, several times in the head before unleashing a nightmarish attack that killed 20 schoolchildren and six others Friday, was prone to hurting himself, the drinking buddy said.

    "Nancy told me he was burning himself with a lighter. In the ankles or arms or something," he recalled of a conversation they had about a year ago. "It was like he was trying to feel something."

    Authorities say Adam, 20, shot himself as police stormed the school that had become into one of the most horrifying crime scenes in recent memory.

    In hindsight, the conversation last week over craft beers could not seem more foreboding, the friend said.

    A mourner cries while visiting a memorial in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

    "It was weird. She never really talked about (Adam)," he said. "She mainly talked about her oldest kid (Ryan). I knew about the other one but she never spoke much about him.

    "She looked disturbed. She was looking down at her glass and kind of talking slowly," he added.

    Nancy's morose disposition could not have been more out of character.

    "You have to know Nancy to know how weird that was," he said. "She was just always so full of life."


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    She should have taken all guns out of the house, and had an intervention with professionals to commit the kid. She could have stopped the progression.
     
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    Instead of blaming Rock music or video games or porn or what have you.
    This is where it started and it never should have.

    You have a kid who you know is having issues and she kept the guns where her could get them.

    Now the Politicians will be all over this looking for a quick fix.
     
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    May have been 'inspired' by Breivik...
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    Newtown killer may have wanted to top Norwegian's toll
    February 19, 2013 - Adam Lanza was allegedly obsessed with Anders Breivik, who killed 77 in July 2011, according to two media reports.
     

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