Emails: Newtown School Shooter’s Mother Feared ‘Self-Destruct’ Mental Illness

CBS New York

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — New emails have surfaced from the mother of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza, revealing her anxiety about health issues and her son’s fascination with violence.

The messages from inside the Lanza home raise a huge red flag. In emails obtained by the Daily News, Nancy Lanza worried about a family health crisis.

On Monday, a shell-shocked Newtown community wasn’t sure how to react.

“We’re still just so hurt, you know what I mean? It’s tough for us to hate anything. We’re in such shock, I can’t even say I hate the kid,” resident Pete Muckell told CBS 2’s Lou Young.

The emails reveal Nancy Lanza as a woman worried about health problems, specifically her family’s genetic predisposition for early death, something she called “a time bomb.”

“I am carrying the gene for this type of self-destruct,” she wrote to a friend when she learned she…

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