Producer on “Raising Adam Lanza”
(CNN)- A PBS documentary provides new details about Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. In “Raising Adam Lanza,” people close to the family talk about their impressions of Lanza.
The writer and producer told CNN what they were able to learn from the film.
think the thing that we learned most about him is how strange a child
he was and how though he committed a truly monstrous act, there was
nothing monstrous about him growing up. He was, if anything, exactly the
opposite. He was very meek, fearful of the world, very easily spooked
by things that you and I would find completely unremarkable. And it
doesn't jive with somebody who then walks into an elementary school and
starts spraying gunfire all over the place. So something happened late
in his life that caused a drastic snap. And what that is, is the
question that's still unanswered.”
A source close to the investigation tells CNN Lanza was obsessed with other mass murders.
Police say Lanza took his own life in December after killing his mother and 26 people, including 20 children.