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US releases chilling Newtown massacre documents

Published on Dec 28, 2013 6:16 AM
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A sign welcoming visitors to Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec 14, 2013. Disturbing details about last year's mass shooting were revealed on Friday when US police released thousands of pages of documents, photographs and recordings from their investigation. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Newtown gunman Adam Lanza wore yellow ear plugs that muffled the screams of his victims and he shot himself in the mouth after committing one of America’s worst school massacres. 

Disturbing details about last year’s mass shooting were revealed on Friday when US police released thousands of pages of documents, photographs and recordings from their investigation.

The troubled 20-year-old shot dead 20 first grade children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, using a rifle taken from his suburban mother’s legally acquired home defense arsenal.

Lanza was dressed almost entirely in black, his clothes – a shirt, T-shirt, cargo pants, boxer shorts, socks, sneakers, belt and fingerless gloves – found spattered with blood and gunpowder after the murders.

 
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