Revealed: Sandy Hook shooter created chilling 7-foot ‘score sheet’ documenting past mass murders

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

Adam Lanza planned his Sandy Hook massacre in meticulous detail on a chilling 7ft long spreadsheet that police believe was used to keep score of killings, it was revealed today.

Connecticut State Police found the 4ft wide document in Lanza’s harddrive that was so big it required a special printer after the December 14 attack that left 26 people dead.

It contained Lanza’s obsessive research – in nine-point font – about mass murders of the past, and even attempted murders.

Among the tragedies Lanza studied were the 2006 mass shooting carried out by Charles Carl Robert IV in which he killed five Amish school girls as well as the 2011 massacre of 77 people in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik.

Investigators revealed they have found reams of articles about multiple shootings, leading them to speculate he intended to outdo them all.

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5 Responses to “Revealed: Sandy Hook shooter created chilling 7-foot ‘score sheet’ documenting past mass murders”

  1. MT Geoff on 18/18/13 at 10:24 am

    Adam Lanza probably would have used something like firebombs if he had not had access to guns. It’s possible that a firebomb attack would have been worse than the tragedy that Lanza set off. This tragedy involved guns, yes, but they were secondary to Lanza’s twisted, seemingly evil personality.
    It is a tragedy that he wasn’t recognized and controlled. I don’t know how that happened.

  2. Rob Crawford on 18/18/13 at 12:21 pm

    It didn’t happen because people were more concerned with “stigmatizing” him than in protecting themselves and the rest of the population.

  3. MT Geoff on 18/18/13 at 12:51 pm

    @#2: Howdy Rob
    There’s a lot of truth in what you say. If mental health problems had less stigma about them, families might be more ready to deal with people like Adam Lanza. A more responsible family might have acted regardless of stigma but that’s a tough call.
    For one thing, the “loner with Asperger’s who likes guns” is a common profile for deranged attackers but it would generate an awful lot of “false positives”, people who seem kind of odd but who are as safe as anyone else.
    It’s only fair to note, too, that people who do act on this kind of thought process are very manipulative and very good at hiding what they plan to do.

  4. Blue Hen on 19/19/13 at 8:57 am

    If mental health problems had less stigma about them, families might be more ready to deal with people like Adam Lanza. A more responsible family might have acted regardless of stigma but that’s a tough call.

    Do you have any proof that “stigma” is a root cause”? Several of the people who committed these crimes, such as the guy at Virginia Tech, were known problems, and the family COULDN’T get help. Involuntary commitment laws were changed after that. Others, such as the jerk who murdered several people in Arizona, were known to police as being violent, menacing and engaging in stalking behavior. But they chose not to act. The same police chief who falsely berated the tea party for the work of a madman stonewalled inquiries about what his department knew and did beforehand. it’s easier to talk about intangible things like ‘stigma’ and make stupid, poorly conceived grabs for guns and control than it is for families to get help for relatives or get police to do their jobs.

    This is no different from health care issues. Doctors and patients wanted portability, choice and tort reform. What we got was obamacare, which has none of these things. But they were seen as Doing Something. Huzzah.

  5. MT Geoff on 19/19/13 at 2:54 pm

    Howdy Blue Hen
    The question we considered was the mother’s role in the Sandy Hook case. One part of that question would be social stigma that attaches to mental health problems. That’s a legitimate question. Your points are valid and so is mine.