Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap
Posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:55 PM PST by servo1969
From what I've been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed," Flashman told FoxNews.com. "Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.
A senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation confirmed that Lanza's anger at his mother over plans for his future mental health treatment is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting.
Flashman was told Nancy Lanza had begun filing paperwork to get conservatorship over her troubled son, but that could not be confirmed because a court official told FoxNews.com such records are sealed. The move would have been necessary for her to gain the legal right to commit an adult to a hospital or psychiatric facility against his will. A competency hearing had not yet been held.
Adam Lanza attended the Sandy Hook School as a boy, according to Flashman, who said Nancy Lanza had volunteered there for several years. Two law enforcement sources said they believed Nancy Lanza had been volunteering with kindergartners at the school. Most of Lanza's victims were first graders sources believe Nancy Lanza may have worked with last year.
Flashman said Nancy Lanza was also good friends with the schools principal and psychologistboth of whom were killed in the shooting rampage.
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These days the government forces kids to be adults at 18. A few decades ago, a disturbed or emotionally unstable kid could have his parents do things like pay for stuff and handle medical issues.
Now, though, medical issues cannot be discussed with parents once the kid turns 18 (like a psychologist or psychiatrist can no longer chat with parents). Financial issues likewise, the kid must handle that too. Bank accounts become viewable only by the kid.
Conservatorship is about the only way a parent of an AS or Autistic or Down kid can stay in the loop and handle things the kid has difficulty with.
In a sick and diseased brain involuntary commitment to a psych hospital (or any facility,for that matter) could be enough.
Liberals have been creaming their pants for years hoping for a tragedy like this to happen so they can use it for their own benefit. The far left despises our country and our Constitution..their top guy is in the White House who wants nothing more than to rip our Constitution to shreds
A character in 'Tom Brown's Schooldays', a nasty bull.
a conservatorship would also be needed for her to set up a special needs trust fund and have a guardian always manage Adam’s financial affairs
the ex husband should be aware if this
as a parent ages they have to think of future arrangements for an adult disabled child
of course, he might have misinterpreted her motives
if she thought he was dangerous she would have had her door locked and guns beside her bed with her... perhaps she did
That’s convincing. I now believe it was the crazy man’s motive.
“purchase another gun but was refused since there was a 48 hour background check “
He maybe could buy a long gun but a 20 yo can’t buy a handgun.
It would explain why he murdered his mother.
How would that explain why he murdered innocent children?
I would suspect that his father wanted him committed over a decade ago...and the mother just wouldn’t agree to that. Just my humble opinion....but you can’t live in a house like that for years and years.
I love Flashman!
So, if freaky Adam was so upset, why didn’t he just off himself?
He went to the school the day before and there was an “altercation”, there had to be a reason for that, so this makes sense if true.
You are not alone in that thought process and thank you for bringing it up. Yes, Did she have a Safe, and if they were locked up, how did he crack it and or force her to open it. If you get the impression she was willing to get him "help" chances are she would have had them locked up if she was that logical.
Which leads to other questions, i.e. the story has political legs of it's own and if such facts come to light, the lame streams won't denote it as it does not fit their narrative.
My heart is still aches for these innocents, their parents, and all who loved them, and I am repulsed by the magnitude of evil of he who doesn't deserved to be named.
Flashman is also a series of books by George MacDonald about the later adventures of the Tom Brown Schooldays character. Flashman ends up fighting with Custer at the Little Bighorn! Wonderful stuff.
Seems that Fox is the only outlet that knows this "Flashman" person. I have no idea who this person is! He pops up as a source in a Fox News article with no explanation of who he is.
So let me get this straight...
Momma is the one who taught him how to shoot (she was a big firearms enthusiast). And even after she saw that he was unstable, continued to take him shooting.
Momma initiates legal action to have him committed for being unstable and likely a danger... yet does absolutely nothing to secure here weapons where he cannot access them...
And she (along with 20 children and 6 school faculty) paid with their lives.
But it is still the GUN’s fault...
No - this is a case of irresponsibility. He tried to buy a gun but failed (Dick’s actually followed the law - though now they are halting sales of similar firearms, folding to the Marxists), but his mom was an accomplice to his acts.
It wasn’t Aspergers or “Autism Spectrum Disorder” that killed 27 people plus the perp. It was Adam Lanza who made the decision, and his mother who aided and abetted by failing to secure her weapons from her dangerous son.
A government that does not trust the people to be armed
is in fact a tyranny.
Its that simple, if they (our supposed government)attempt
to disarm us inspite of the constitution and bill of
rights, then they have given up the mandate of the people
and deserve what will happen to them. We can have no
common ground with tyranny.
If it’s true that the mother was preparing to have him committed, how did he find out about it? More importantly, if she knew her son was a danger to himself and others to the degree that he needed to be involuntarily committed, how on earth did he have access to all her weapons and her car?