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HARTFORD -- A New Britain Superior Court judge this afternoon rejected Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III's request to keep secret the recordings of emergency 911 calls from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Judge Eliot D. Prescott, in a 33-page decision, gave Sedensky until December 4 at 2 p.m. to release the recordings, which sources have said include two gun shots but no graphic sounds from victims during the December 14 shooting.
reply to post by starviego
Lanza frequently posted on a blog that focused on mass shootings, including the Columbine attack.
So he shot himself in the back of the head apparently...... And angled upward to boot. Yeah, not suspicious at all.
edit on Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:36:26 -0600 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)
Items found within digital evidence seized from Lanza’s possessions include:
* Bookmarks pertaining to firearms, military, politics, mass murder, video games, music, books, Army Ranger, computers and programs, ammunition, candy, economic books
* Two videos showing suicide by gunshot
* Commercial movies depicting mass shootings
* The computer game titled “School Shooting” where the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students
* Images of the shooter holding a handgun to his head
* Images of the shooter holding a rifle to his head
* Five-second video (dramatization) depicting children being shot
* A spreadsheet listing mass murders by name and information about the incident
* Materials regarding the topic of pedophilia and advocating for rights for pedophiles (not child pornography)
* Large amount of materials relating to Columbine shootings and documents on mass murders
I find myself conflicted as to if it is being insinuated that Lanza is a pedeophile who ultimately took out his frustration and anger at the world on the objects of his desires OR, considering the DNA of victims found at the Lanza home if Lanza acted on his alleged interest by doing the worst thing one can do to an innocent child OR if Lanza was a victim of such behavior as a child and it messed him up so bad that he was trying to (in his mind) "save" the kids from being victims to such things by taking their lives.
I'd appreciate any thoughts folks might have about this because seeing that in the report raised so many questions I had not previously considered.
The ammunition used by the shooter in the Bushmaster rifle has been described as .223 caliber, 5.56 mm NATO and 5.56 X 45. All of these descriptions are for similar bullets (cartridges) that can be fired from the Bushmaster rifle. The ammunition that the shooter used in this case for the Bushmaster bore the stamp “S&B 60 5.56 X 45” on the base of the cartridges and will be referred to as a 5.56 mm round. The distinction between a .223 cal. and a 5.56 mm is not relevant to this report.
It isn't dependable, predictable terminal effect because most .224 bullets are highly frangible and in consequence are highly unpredictable.
Ballistic evidence located in classroom 8 is described in the Appendix at page A134, which includes a total of twenty-four rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition found, of which ten rounds were in one PMAG 30 magazine, thirteen rounds were in another such magazine and one live round was on the floor. There was a third empty PMAG 30 magazine seized. There were a total of eighty expended 5.56 mm casings seized from classroom 8.
On the shooter’s person was a loaded semi-automatic Sig Sauer P226, 9 mm pistol and additional ammunition. Located near the shooter was a partially loaded Glock 20, 10 mm semi-automatic pistol that appeared to be jammed. . . .
The Bushmaster rifle was found with the safety in the “fire” position. There was one live 5.56 mm round in the chamber and one PMAG 30 magazine in the magazine well. The magazine contained fourteen live 5.56 mm rounds of ammunition. The rifle did not appear to have malfunctioned when observed by the WDMC van unit, but a CSP-ESU report described the weapon as appearing to have jammed. When tested later, the rifle functioned properly. . . .
There were forty-nine expended 5.56 mm casings seized and one 10 mm casing from classroom 10.
All of the 5.56 mm shell casings from SHES that were tested were found to have been fired from this rifle. All of the bullets and fragments, recovered from SHES and the OCME that were tested, with the exception of those mentioned immediately below, are consistent with having been fired from the Bushmaster rifle.53
53 “No positive identification could be made to any of the bullet evidence submissions noted … … in 5.56 mm caliber. The physical condition of the bullet jacket surfaces were severely damaged and corroded. They all lacked individual striated marks of sufficient agreement for the identification process. The test fires also exhibited a lack of individual striated marks on the bullet surface for comparison purposes. This condition can be caused by fouling in the barrel of the rifle and the ammunition itself. The Bushmaster rifle cannot be eliminated as having fired the 5.56 caliber bullet evidence examined,” quoting from the 6/19/13 Forensic Science Laboratory report.