Skip to comments.Police find no evidence Connecticut gunman was on medication
Posted on 12/18/2012 3:32:45 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
While Newtown buried two more young victims Tuesday in the shooting massacre, authorities said they found no evidence the gunman who killed 27 people was being medicated for mental illness.
Investigators searching the Connecticut home gunman Adam Lanza shared with his mother, Nancy Lanza, seized cellphones, computers and computer games, but found nothing at the residence to indicate he was taking medication, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers reported.
Authorities armed with search warrants are still working to obtain the 20-year-old man's medical records, according to the report. Lanza's parents told friends and divorce mediators that their son had Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism, but it was unclear if he had ever been formally diagnosed.
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was his blood even tested for illegal drugs? If I slip and fell at work and had to go the ER, I would get tested for drug use. this guy murdered a kindergarten classroom full of kids but did we test him for drugs?
ba ba but...
A toxicology will be done at the autopsy.
I would think a full autopsy was done, including pathology, but will we ever know the facts in this? I have read he was on something (forget the name) and now we read he wasn’t. We have read his mother was a teacher, then an aide, then a volunteer, then that she had no connection to the school. We read the rifle was found in the trunk of the car but the ME said the victims were killed with a rifle. Are there any actual FACTS in this case, other than the number killed???
Medications don't make a person a killer any more than does a gun.
True, but NOT being on your medications can make you as easily as dangerous, and i wouldnt be surprised if that was the real issue here.
The point is that the evil bastard didn't just snap, he planned to kill.
I have been saying on FR. I believe that Adam was just a manipulative & lazy BRAT.
Momma's boy, and she made it so comfortable for him, he had it made.
Suddenly momma wakes up & says it's time for you Adam to get up off your 20 year old lazy behind and get a job, get out of this house. That's when all hell broke loose.
Up to that point little ADAM knew exactly how to play his mother, which buttons to press. She would either give him his way or buy him something. I suspect he did not want to go live with his father, couldn't get his way there.
That is how mother began losing it as well. Spare the Rod, spoil the child.
So will all new gun purchases require a disclosure that anyone in your family has Asperger’s or is (or isn’t) on their meds, or was a geek in high school?
Well this FR thread certainly indicates he should have been under psych eval and possibly hospitalization. So now the argument shifts, should he have been treated more agressively including drug therapy?
Would a test show Demon possession? I think the guy was sold out to Satan. How else would a guy kill little children?
That’s the “evidence”? They didn’t find any at the apartment.
This whole case stinks to high heaven.
He had his brother’s drivers license. Did he have one, himself? Did he have this “Aspurgers”, or not?
There certainly seems to be a complete lack of authoritative information. It all sounds like complete guesswork.
I am sure they did. Routine in any death that involves even the possibility of a crime.
Medications don’t make a person a killer any more than does a gun.
Studies done on people taking SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) would indicate otherwise. A google search reveals information on these drugs that lead one to believe that some people may be negatively impacted by taking these drugs as they do change the brain chemistry.
IF the allegations that this kid had Asperger’s Syndrome and you add a SSRI that can remove inhibitions and reveal the true you, then you very could well end up with an unfeeling person capable of acting on hostile thoughts with no empathy or remorse.
** Not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet, just relaying what I’ve read **
Oh...wait, wait...Shep just said on fox it was the rifle.!!
so it must be true.
If truly asperger’s Syndrome there would be no medications unless he was being treated for secondary issues - like anxiety, depression. Honestly, I think the crazed shooter, probably also had a good old case of Schizophrenia. Unfortunately, in diagnostic of schizophrenia, generally not done until the youth was 21 - 22. when the disordered is manifest.
Asperger’s Syndrome is generally diagnosed when the child is 5-7. Diagnosis became more prevalent after 1991, when Aspereger’s became known as a new learning disability.
The child with a learning disability could be with the school system until age 21. yet, the mother strived to take him out of the school system, yet he was believed to taking classes at a college too.
The media needs to look for Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for Adam Lanza. With the IEP, which would give the media a better understanding of the disorder.
It needs to be understand, not evryone with Asperger’s Syndrome becomes crazed and becomes a killer. There is more to the psychological makeup of Adam Lanza. There is also problems with the environment of Lanza - home life troubles divorced parents, mother may have been a little unbalanced herself.
wikkipedia has a good article about Asperger’s Syndrome though it is 22 pages long.
Lets leave piling on the mother to the Libs and the MSM...they are doing such a great job at defaming this woman.
AOL had called her a “closet bar fly”...Oh, where oh where are the Women’s Libbers?
However Lanza's uncle on 60 minutes said that Adam was given the psychotropic prescription drug, Fanapt.