Category Archives: Mass Murder

Details emerge on suspected Seattle Pacific shooter Aaron Rey Ybarra

Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, Seattle Pacific University shooting suspect, appeared in court Friday. (Image: ABC News)

Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, Seattle Pacific University shooting suspect, appeared in court Friday. (Image: ABC News)

 

 

 

 

According to a public court filing, the goal of the Seattle Pacific University shooter was “to kill as many as possible” before shooting himself. The killer has been identified as Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, who was not a student and had no relationship with the victims . . . 

Click here to read more details on the South Pacific shooter.

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The problem with Peter Lanza wishing his son Adam was never born

The New Yorker, March 17, 2014 issue, includes an exclusive interview with Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook School shooter.

The New Yorker, March 17, 2014 issue, includes an exclusive interview with Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook School shooter.

 

 

 

 

Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook school shooter, Adam Lanza, recently granted an interview to The New Yorker. There were no great revelations on why Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 children, six adults and then himself. More questions were raised than answers found, but a statement in which the father says he wishes his son had never been born is telling and problematic . . .

Click here to read about The New Yorker exclusive interview with Sandy Hook shooter’s father, Peter Lanza.

Summary of Sandy Hook investigation released, killer’s motive remains mystery

 White House staff, including (left to right) Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; President Barack Obama; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; and Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President as they paused for a moment of silence on Dec. 21, 2012 to remember Sandy Hook School; Newtown, Conn. victims. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

White House staff, including (left to right) Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; President Barack Obama; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; and Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President as they paused for a moment of silence on Dec. 21, 2012 to remember Sandy Hook School; Newtown, Conn. victims. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

On Monday, a report of the Sandy Hook criminal investigation was released by Connecticut State’s attorney, Stephen J. Sedensky, III.

The final report of the horrific mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, which left 20 children and six adults dead, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., will reportedly be thousands of pages . . .

Click here to read about the report on Sandy Hook.

Memorial service held for Nancy Lanza, mother of Sandy Hook shooter

Memorial service was held for Nancy Lanza, 52, on Sat., June 1. (Photo: Facebook.com)

Memorial service was held for Nancy Lanza, 52, on Sat., June 1. (Photo: Facebook.com)

A memorial service was held for Nancy Lanza, 52, mother of Adam Lanza, the Connecticut school shooter on Saturday in Kingston, N.H. On Dec. 20, family members and friends attended a small, private funeral, but out of respect for the Sandy Hook victims held off on a larger service . . .

Click here to read about the Kingston, N.H. memorial service for Nancy Lanza.

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tells mom everything will be fine

Accused Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, spoke to his mother the first time since his arrest on Tuesday. (FBI photo.)

On Tuesday, accused Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, spoke to his mother the first time since his arrest. (FBI photo.)

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, on Tuesday called his mother for the first time since his arrest.

After speaking with him, Zubiedat Tsarnaeva’s assessment of her son is that he’s recuperating and sounds “normal,” according to a Bloomberg.com report . . .

Click here to read about the Boston bombing suspect’s conversation with his mother.

Oregon teen arrested, planned to blow up school in ‘Columbine-style’ attack, authorities say

 Grant Acord, 17, allegedly planned 'Columbine-style' bombing of West Albany High School. (Photo: Facebook.com)

Grant Acord, 17, allegedly planned ‘Columbine-style’ bombing of West Albany High School. (Photo: Facebook.com)

Grant Alan Acord, 17, was arrested Saturday, for allegedly building bombs with the intent of blowing up West Albany High School, in Albany, Ore. He is a junior at the school, located about 75 miles south of Portland, and was inspired by the Columbine massacre, authorities say . . .

Read about how authorities thwarted a potential “Columbine-style” school attack.

Adama Lanza: Personal journals, drawings can offer clues on shooter’s motivation

Adam Lanza's signature on a school project, years before he became a school shooter. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Adam Lanza’s signature on a school project, years before he became a school shooter. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Recently, much has been written about a search of Adam Lanza’s personal effects. The list indicated the shooter was a card-carrying member of the NRA who had massive amounts of guns, ammunition and a gun safe in his room. Less has been reported on his personal journals and drawings . . .

Read about how Adam Lanza’s personal journals and drawings can offer insight on his motivation for the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Parents of Newtown shooting victim meet face-to-face with killer’s father

Emilie Parker, 6-year-old, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn. (Parker family photo.)

Emilie Parker, 6-year-old, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn. (Parker family photo.)

Alissa and Robbie Parker, parents of 6-year-old Emilie, one of the Newtown, Conn., murder victims, recently met face-to-face with Peter Lanza, the father of the killer, Adam Lanza, 20. Robbie Parker spoke out after the shooting and expressed condolences to the shooter’s family . . .

Click here to read about the Parker’s face-to-face meeting with Newtown, Conn. killer’s father.

Suspension overturned for 6-year-old student who made gun gesture

Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School, in Silver Spring, Md., where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger. AP image.

Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School, in Silver Spring, Md., where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger. AP image.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – A 6-year-old boy at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., was suspended for a day on Dec. 21 for pointing his fingers in a “gun gesture” at a female student and saying “pow.” On Wednesday, the first-grader’s family attorney, Robin Ficker, filed an appeal asking that the suspension be expunged from the boy’s record, and the suspension has been overturned . . .

Click here for details on overturned school suspension for 6-year-old boy who made “gun gesture.”

Attorney files $100 million claim on behalf of Connecticut school-shooting survivor

Attorney Irv Pinsky will file a suit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a school-shooting survivor. Image: David Goldman, AP.

Attorney Irv Pinsky will file a suit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a school-shooting survivor. Image: David Goldman, AP.

Attorney Irv Pinsky is taking the first steps to file a lawsuit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a Sandy Hook school shooting survivor. Although the 6-year-old girl made it out safely, she is severely traumatized by hearing the horrific events unfold over the school’s loudspeaker . . .

Click here to read about school-shooting survivor’s legal action against the state of Connecticut.