My cousin (my late novelist uncle’s son), his wife, and their three sons have lived for years in Newtown, Connecticut. The boys did not attend Sandy Hook Elementary School: the town had four elementary schools; they live on the other side of the town; in age succession their sons had attended one of the other schools, with his youngest at the time of the December 14, 2012 massacre still elementary school age. However, I recall in the aftermath my cousin telling me that his youngest son was friends with one of the murdered boys.
All we really know nearly five years later is the Sandy Hook mass murderer was a disturbed 20 year old man who had taken a gun belonging legally to his mother, shot her dead in her bed, and later that morning burst in and started opening fire on staff and pupils at the school. While there are certainly theories, insofar as I am aware despite a lengthy investigation law enforcement has been unable to establish precisely why he may have killed her and subsequently attacked the school.
As of this writing, according to the Associated Press no motive has yet been established for the mass murders in Las Vegas. If this 64 year old killer owned a computer or other devices, law enforcement will no doubt tear them apart looking for clues, and that seems the most likely route to discovering a motive. The Associated Press has reported as well that he had a girlfriend, who was abroad at the time of the massacre, and that she will be questioned upon her return to the U.S.
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The closest there is to an official media voice of the government of the United States: the Voice of America. This is from the VOA News web site a little while ago: https://www.voanews.com/a/multiple-victims-in-las-vegas-shooting/4052464.html . There are no words. I didn't have anything else to post. Just thought I'd put that up.🇺🇸😞 . #news #lasvegas #nevada #usa #horror #murder #international #global #screencap #screenshot #media #crime #expats #expatlife #writers #writing #homeoffice #authors #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram
However, if law enforcement find nothing truly incriminating in the computers or mobile devices, and if his girlfriend can offer no substantive insights, it is entirely possible the trail will run cold. We desperately want always at least to learn WHY. But we must be prepared for the possibility once again that sadly we may never know why a mass murderer killed as he did.
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