| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:52 PM
What if authorities had followed state law and released the Newtown 911 calls when they were requested by the Associated Press, shortly after Adam Lanza's horrific shooting spree on Dec. 14?
That's been the practice after other mass homicides. Police in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader.
"Let's hurt children."
The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The state's Office of the Child Advocate is seeking a court order for the release of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza's school records, documents that are key to its precedent-setting investigation of the events leading up to the December...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The online user who investigators believe was Adam Lanza chose weaponry for a shooting game that mirrored the firearms he used in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In his player profile for Combat Arms, a high-tech realistic shooting game,...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:35 PM
In posts on gun message boards and gaming chat rooms, a user who authorities believe was Newtown gunman Adam Lanza showed a technical prowess about weapons and computers, a "fetish" for a certain bullet and a near-fixation with correcting Wikipedia...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Before carrying out the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza conducted research on several mass murders, sources close to the investigation into the shooting have told The Courant.
The Courant had previously reported that...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In September of his eighth-grade year, Adam Lanza was wracked by anxiety, his mother told doctors.
So intense were the feelings that Nancy Lanza drove him to the emergency room at Danbury Hospital for an evaluation.
Lanza, then 13, was asked the...
| Feb 19, 2013
Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America.
It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
| Feb 19, 2013
Chris Bartocci is circling the aisles at The Gun Store in Las Vegas, a firearms mega-mart lined wall-to-wall with handguns and rifles and shotguns of every design and price range. There are cheap utilitarian pistols and delicately-engraved collectibles...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Investigators have a theory that Adam Lanza's interest in Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik might have led to the Dec. 14 massacre that left 20 children and six women dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The theory is based in part on...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:50 PM
You can't hide from what happened. You can't pretend it's over, because it will never be over. All you can do is try to understand.
Courant reporters Alaine Griffin, Josh Kovner and Matthew Kauffman, along with a crew from the PBS investigative news...