February 20th, 2013

Piers Morgan Tonight: CT reporter on Adam Lanza emulating Norway shooter

Last night, as new theories develop following the tragic mass killing in Newtown, Conn.,”Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomed a pair of journalists reporting on the Adam Lanza story.

In teaming with PBS FRONTLINE to produce the film “Raising Adam Lanza,” reporters Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner looked for answers surrounding the unspeakable events in December 2012.

Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, tonight the pair revealed some of their findings particularly in terms of the relationship and role of his mother Nancy, and the woman known to have brought the firearms used in the shooting into the Lanza home.

“How much responsibility should she have on her shoulders,” asked Morgan, allowing that she’s unfortunately unable to defend or speak for herself. “Should she have done more, do you think, to get him treatment?”

Mr. Kovner responded:

“For a healthy kid, it’s fine. And maybe early in his life, maybe it was okay,” he said, referencing the presence of guns in Lanza’s life. “As he struggled more, as he struggled to find his place in the world, as his contemporaries went on to college and went on to jobs and he ended up basically sitting home, it starts to get unhealthy perhaps. I think she should have regulated the activity a little bit more.”