Newly-released documents show Sandy Hook killer describe his loneliness and 'scorn for humanity'
Newly-released documents have shed light on the Sandy Hook mass murderer's "scorn for humanity" and deep social isolation.
Adam Lanza's troubled past was revealed further after a court recently ordered Connecticut State Police to release papers that were previously withheld, with the ruling stating that they were not exempt from open record laws.
"I incessantly have nothing other than scorn for humanity...I have been desperate to feel anything positive for someone for my entire life," the killer wrote in an undated online message to a fellow gamer, according to the Hartford Courant, which received the documents from the Connecticut State Police after a lawsuit.
Furthermore, Lanza told the fellow gamer that most of his interactions with other people came from like-minded people online.
"Most of my social contact was through those players," he put. "All of them are typical detestable human beings, and it bred an aura of innumerable negative emotions for me. You were a respite from that. Early on, you referenced serial killing multiple times in ways people normally don’t. That immediately appealed to me."
Despite his love of serial killers and his apparent hatred for children, the killer added that he believed he would be a "phenomenal father" because he would encourage his offspring to think freely.
The Courant noted that Lanza "predicted that he would make a good father, because he would treat children as independent little people who just didn't know a lot yet."
The 20-year-old fatally shot his mother and then killed 20 children and six teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. He killed himself after the carnage.
The incident was the deadliest mass shooting at either a high school or grade school in US history and the fourth-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history.
A report by the Connecticut child advocate claimed that Lanza's severe mental health problems, preoccupation with violence and access to his mother's weapons "proved a recipe for mass murder."
"One thing becomes clear as the additional records are examined," the Courant wrote. "Adam Lanza, from the age of about 3 until he was 18, was never off the radar of people who orbited around him — his parents, the teachers and counselors in the schools he attended, the psychiatrists who later tried to figure out what was happening with him. It is evident now that no single person grasped the full picture of what he was becoming."
It was acknowledged in the report that the school shooter showed signs of trouble at an early age, with him never grasping "empathy for characters motives, feelings or perspectives".
His troubled mental state was earlier demonstrated when he wrote a violent book in fifth grade that described hurting other children.
In the past, State investigators also found a file on the mass murderer's computer that they described as "advocating pedophiles’ rights and the liberation of children." In addition, they discovered a screenplay describing a relationship between a 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man.
Another document quoted an unidentified woman who allegedly told the FBI that Lanza said adult-child sexual relationships could be "possibly beneficial to both parties."