Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza blacked out game room, bedroom

A blacked-out gaming room helped Newtown, Conn., shooter Adam Lanza descend into his own world, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, a former FBI assistant director, said on “CBS This Morning.”

“He takes that game room and completely blacks it out so you — once you close the door, the only reality in that room was him and that TV screen with his tactical shooting game,” Miller said, citing law enforcement sources.

“The second thing that happened was also interesting is he blacked out his own bedroom so that when he went in there and closed the door, even without the shooting game, all you had there was total sensory deprivation,” Miller said. “So he was closing out the world around him to live within the world of this tactical shooting game.” 

Lanza went on a shooting rampage in December, killing 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before taking his own life. He fatally shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, in their home before embarking on his murderous spree.

Watch Bob Orr’s report on new Adam Lanza information in the video below.


Law enforcement sources have told CBS News correspondent Bob Orr that Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than infamous mass murderer Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011.

Lanza may have also been motivated by changes in his home life, particularly with respect to his mother, Miller said. “You had his mother — who he had a very close relationship with throughout his life, but especially since the divorce because it was just them — and she had just gotten a new boyfriend,” he said. “This was the first serious relationship since the divorce. And he would even stay over sometimes. It’s likely that that may have been looked on by Adam Lanza as a wedge, as a threat to his relationship with his mother.” 

Whatever investigators are learning about Lanza’s motives, his ruined hard drive, which he smashed before perpetrated the attack, hasn’t yielded any information. “The FBI tried their best technical tricks with it and couldn’t get any data. Now they’re talking to the manufacturer and others to see if they can do any better. They don’t have a lot of hope there,” Miller said.

Asked where investigators are getting their information, Miller said, “You can get computer information without the hard drive. One of the places those live is on other servers. That would include his e-mail server, that would also include anybody that he talked to on that shooting game in the chat feature that it has where you talk to other players. And of course, the good old-fashioned way which is interviewing people around him. One of the things they’re learning is that when he played that game, the only way to get a point, was not to shoot the opponent on the screen, it had to be a kill shot to get a point. Certainly as he went on — when he stepped out of his fantasy into that terrible reality, that was the way he was shooting in the school.”

ed note–and for those who scoffed at the fact that yesterday’s story dealing with Lanza and Breivik was sourced to a ‘tabloid’, we have the following story that appeared on CBS

Newtown shooter motivated by Norway massacre, sources say

Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer.

Sources say Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011.

Breivik killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo. He then moved to a nearby island where hunted down and fatally shot 69 people, mostly teenagers attending a summer camp.

Two officials who have been briefed on the Newtown, Conn., investigation say Lanza wanted to top Breivik’s death toll and targeted nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School because it was the “easiest target” with the “largest cluster of people.”

Evidence shows that his mind, sources say, Lanza was also likely acting out the fantasies of a video game as he killed 20 first graders and six adults at the school. For Lanza, the deaths apparently amounted to some kind of “score.”

But Lanza ended his killing spree sooner than he intended. Unlike Breivik, who surrendered, Lanza killed himself as police closed in. Just before his suicide, Lanza fired some shots at police in the school’s parking lot.

Officials have not publicly revealed what led them to the motive, but sources say investigators have found evidence Lanza was obsessed with Breivik.

They’ve also recovered what they called a “trove” of video games from the basement of Lanza’s home. Sources say Lanza spent countless hours there alone, in a private gaming room with the windows blacked out, honing his computer shooting skills.

Lanza also made multiple visits to nearby gun ranges with his mother, Nancy Lanza, where they practiced together with actual weapons. Three guns, all registered to Nancy Lanza, were used in the Sandy Hook massacre. Lanza used a fourth weapon to kill his mother before his attack on the school.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In response to this piece, Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police told CBS News that the investigation into the motive for the Newtown shooting has not been completed and therefore any statements about the shooter’s intent are mere speculation.

  1. #1 by Wally D. on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    The government missed a golden opportunity to recruit the ideal candidate for a predator drone operator. Lanza was a hate-filled psychopath operating in a closed room enviroment, totally divorced from human kindness and compassion…just the kind of person the govenrment wants to hire.

  2. #2 by Steven on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    What is the narative here? It is simply blame the thing or the game and not the criminal for his crimes. If video games caused mass murder the whole world would be a festering grave yard with out any one around to bury the dead. If people kill with out justification like revenge, protection of life and property or war then they do it because they are evil and then it becomes a matter for a properly functioning justice system to deal with. As for Breivik, the guy is a prohomosexual zio masonic nut job just like most of the people incharge of the world as we know it. Frankly he and his bosses ought to be strung up ASAP for being criminals and enemies of the norwegian people and everyone else for that matter. By their policy they created the problems, then they created the reaction, mass murder and property damage to justify a solution by tightening the screws on everyone, every where. It is called collective punishment.

  3. #3 by Garibaldi on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    A prime directive of CBS (Controlled BS)- always leave the disclaimer until last, after you’re finished raping an unwitting public’s imagination with so much rabid filth that it’s no longer capable of conceiving any recognizable semblance of normal everyday reality whatsoever.
    I won’t be waiting for your own disclaimer of this trash, Mark. It’s already too late for that.

    ed note–so, if we are to take your argument to it’s logical conclusion and that the media/gov cannot be believed on anything, we must conclude that–

    Oklahoma city–NEVER HAPPENED
    The 5 Israelis arrested on 9/11 cheering as the towers were coming down–NEVER HAPPENED
    AIPAC being raided by the FBI for espionage–NEVER HAPPENED
    The rabbis involved with the organ harvesting trade–NEVER HAPPENED

    and on and on and on…

    Sandy Hook happened…People died…The most likely culprit was a crazy kid named Adam Lanza. Get used to it, get over it. Sometimes things are what they are…

  4. #4 by Garibaldi on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    I NEVER said any of the above NEVER HAPPENED, as you might well know if you took a few minutes off every couple of years to read something you hadn’t written yourself.

    Repeat, in case you’re hard of hearing to boot- NEVER. Not in a million years in a pig’s eye.

    ed note–no need to get personal about this Gar, just because there is a diff of opinion. What are we, children?

    And for the record, as both this website and accompanying radio program have aptly demonstrated, I spend about 4-5 hours a day reading other’s material and only when something relevant comes up do I post something I have written before, and I do so without needing to read it.

  5. #5 by Luciana on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    I pray that doctors and families with loved ones on prescribed medication become more aware and truly start monitoring patients. These prescriptions can make people crazier instead of helping them with their problems. People may not agree with me, but perhaps Adam Lanzer too was a victim with doctors who were not monitoring his behavior and his mother must have been clueless and not aware of what to look for. This is really a serious problem. If people are going to take medications or have their children on them, then they should be educated on the side effects and pay close attention to all warnings. Too much confidence is given to the medical field and less emphasis on education.

  6. #6 by daniele on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    Being a veteran yourself I would think that you would have learned by now YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOUR TREASONOUS “government” TELLS YOU!

    Do I need to explain this again, or show you actual documentation (VA’s own, etc.) of how your “government” really acts?

    I also find it rather disheartening that you keep bringing up SH when you know it will keep starting trouble!

    Please show me one actual non-photshopped picture of someone that was shot at SH, or a non-photoshopped picture of the holes in the walls, blood, etc. from “the scene”!

    Please tell me why there was a RIP FB page set up for Viki Soto 4 days before the shooting (which I sent you a copy of in a personal email), or why Gene “jew” Rosen has changed his story so many times, etc., etc.!

    STOP WITH THE SH REALLY HAPPENED BS, please! When I see ACTUAL proof it did happen I will then believe it, until then IT DID NOT HAPPEN!

    You are doing nothing but a disservice to your site by bringing this BS up all the time! And especially when siding with the “Official Version”! This is NO DIFFERENT than siding with the “Official Version” of 9/11!

    US Army Vet
    Marc C. Daniele

    ed note–Marc, the official version of 9/11 is that airliners hit the Twin Towers on Sept 11, 2001 at roughly 9am…

    Is this a lie as well as SH?

    The official government version surrounding the death of JFK is that he was killed on the morning of Nov 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas, having his brains blown out with a high powered rifle…

    Is this also a fraud? Did it not happen?

    The official government version surrounding the first attacks on the Twin Towers in 1993 is that a van full of explosives was blown up in the parking lot under the Towers…

    Is this also a fraud? Did it not happen?

    I KNOW the government lies. 100% of what I do is ferreting out and discussing these lies. It is a FULL TIME JOB for me. I have written hundreds of articles, several books, and done thousands of hours of radio and tv interviews discussing how THE GOVERNMENT LIES, so please, you and everyone else who thinks that they have a lesson to teach me about how the government lies–SHUT UP.

    Now, Marc, you say you will believe that something at Sandy Hook happened when you see ‘the proof’.

    If indeed that is the case, then drop your involvement in 911–you weren’t there, you didn’t see it with your own eyes, therefore it does not exist.

    Remember, I am only applying the rules that you yourself have laid down here bro.

  7. #7 by Spitfire on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    The real deception comes in when truth is laced in with lies, then they are switched later and what was the truth you though – is now a lie, and then you are left in a nebulous cloud of disillusionment. This is the nature of the World Satan (or whatever you want to call this force that flows eastward) wants to have completely suffocating us. We are almost there.

    I don’t know the original quote, but I remember it something like this:
    The genius of Satan is such that he has convinced 49% of the world that he doesn’t exist, and another 49% that they aren’t following him.

    This is the nature of doublespeak. Using facts and information that simultaneously, although erroneously, lead down two paths of often opposing destinations. But even we who seek for the universal truth have a hard time sifting through the sand.

  8. #8 by daniele on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    Your taking a “simplistic version” of the “Official Version” for 9/11 and using it here!
    WTC Building 7, 16ft hole in Pent, Kerosene can melt steel while not burning paper, JW Bridge, etc., etc. ring ANY bells!

    Oh, and by the way, we ALL saw the destruction left from 9/11! We have seen NONE of this from SH!

    If I were you, I would just leave the SH thing alone and continue to do what got you here in the first place!

    By the way, I still consider you a friend and a “Brother in Arms”, though you may not see it that way!

    US Army Vet
    Marc C. Daniele

    ed note–I never thought otherwise concerning our friendship Marcus.

    As far as the other, I am merely applying the rules of logic that you have laid down–(a) the government lies about everything, therefore we can’t believe ANYTHING the gov says.

    Now, my position is this–the government lies when it is in its interests to do so, and at other times the government tells the truth, when it is in its interest to do so.

    In the case of SH, I (so far) I think that the various gov agencies–fed, state, local–have fleshed out an accurate picture. A nutcase went on the rampage and killed a bunch of people, like happens every day in this giant insane asylum known as America.

    As far as the other details–what kind of weapon, etc, I leave some wiggle room. Yes, I could see why the anti gunners would like to say it was an AR 15 being used when it wasn’t, considering as intimidating as they are to people not familiar with guns. Schumer, Feinstein & co have probably racked in MILLIONS from the anti-gun groups since SH as a result of their rhetoric in wanting to ban the AR.

    But other than that, like I said, I have not seen enough evidence to convince me that the event did not take place, and I think that for us as a self-described TRUTH MOVEMENT to throw around a bunch of irresponsible theories that can’t be proven is borderline criminal.

    Right now what the American people and the world need are rational answers to these questions, and coming forward at a time like this and telling them that this event did not take place is flat out insane.

  9. #9 by Frank on 02/21/2013 - 9:34

    OK Mr Glenn; You are adamant . and very controlling. And we are so dumb. Please listen to Victor Dorn at American Free Press

    ed note–No Frank, I don’t think you are ‘dumb’ at all. But I do think that some have vision problems where they see things where there aren’t any and in other cases fail to see thing where there are.

    And his name is Victor THORN. I know him well, have had him on my program several times and have worked with him on many occasions. Hell, I even wrote a book with him on the USS LIBERTY, and I consider him a friend, even though I disagree with his ‘theory’ that Jesus got all his information from space aliens.

    See? People can disagree and still get along.

  10. #10 by michael mazur on 02/22/2013 - 9:34

    Looking again at the lurid article; why is there nowhere room enough to say just how did he gain entry, as we did see a bunch of staff all say in unison that they hadn’t let him in ?

    Not meaning to be macabre, but nowhere the question is raised of why he didn’t kill everyone there, not just those he did, for the staff who spoke in unison were left alive ? Why, again ?

    Medical Examiner Carver talked about multiple shots per victim; again, not wanting to be macabre, why then didn’t the shooter save some bullets for the staff he didn’t shoot ? Was it because he was compassionate ? I only ask that question to show that he clearly wasn’t, but only shot the six adults in the school because they got in the way, which means that he was only after killing the kids.

    There is nothing in any narrative, including the cbsnews above, since that time to explain why he hated kids. I conclude, that he therefore didn’t hate kids.

    That means, to me, that he wasn’t the shooter, that this was a govt op, to pull the heartstrings about kids getting killed by bullets from a assault rifle, the 2nd Amendment being the target on ricochet.

    About Breivik; today on presstv we saw the horrific, taken with wide angle lens, scene post car bombing in Damascus, and in the sweep of it we saw the substantial crater in the sealed road – a good view, too.

    Here it was very clear that the crater was of the depression type – concussion imparted downwards, not the eruption type. No one was suggesting that a fertiliser bomb was used in Damascus, meaning that it was mil grade explosive.

    Now, in the bomb scene in downtown Oslo, at no time did they ever show the crater, nor the remains of the actual bomb car; yes, by sleight of hand, they showed a damaged nearby car, as if that was it, but not the remains of the actual bomb car.

    Given the severe damage to the massive concrete uprights of the multi storey govt bldgs in downtown Oslo, now at a slighty different angles, exposing the rebar, the crater in the road would have been like the one in Damascus, and had they also shown the bomb car, it would have been like the bomb car in Damascus; shards and wheels and drivetrain horribly mangled, and scattered.

    As they carefully chose in July2011 to screen from our eyes these two artefacts; the crater and the bomb car remnants in downtown Oslo, we may conclude that the prosecutor lied in court (perhaps unwittingly) when she said that it was a 950kg fertiliser bomb.

    That, to me, is a lie. Then it follows, apart from anything else for now, just on this dodgy fertiliser bomb evidence alone, Breivik had nothing to do with it, as the available evidence definitively points to mil grade explosive.

  11. #11 by bostonblah on 02/22/2013 - 9:34

    i just watched the frontline report about adam lanza, the guy in the piece said that adam lanza liked to play “viloent video games” then the reporter asks him which one ,and he replies “world of war craft”
    WoW is not exactly a “violent video game”
    we see that even in the jewish MSM propaganda they obfuscate and try to not not make negative connections to the jews military recruitment tools like the FPS games, the COD black ops type games, the ones that teach the kiddies how to to hate and muslims and brown people and make fighting the jews wars seem glamorous

  12. #12 by michael mazur on 02/22/2013 - 9:34

    What is the ball we should all be keeping our eyes on at all times ? Prevention of ww3, otherwise known as thermonuclear war, otherwise known as the Extinction Level Event – ELE.

    The only way we can hope to begin to have the slightest effect is well before ww3 can start – and be over before mid afternoon, is for thousands of people like us to be exposing govt false flag ops as they happen, which are the indispensable in sequence stepping stones, without which that final step of the brass keys being turned in unison cannot be taken.

    As they say in other contexts; failure is not an option.

  13. #13 by Blake on 02/22/2013 - 9:34

    I must say although I agree with you Mark regarding Sandy Hook it would be nice to see some evidence. Having news teams broadcasting outside watching a lot of people milling about is not really proof it happened.

  14. #14 by Ingrid B on 02/23/2013 - 9:34

    one thing I have learned in my life is, to trust only my eyes, and ears, to never believe anything I am told, without absolute, irrefutable proof, also, as I`ve said previously, it is easy to dig up, and pin anything, on a dead person, who is unable to speak for themselves..

  15. #15 by Sandy Hook Satanism on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    For those who believe the official version of Sandy Hook, PLEASE read this and pass it along to as many people as you can–

  16. #16 by TheMetamorphosisOfGipsy on 02/26/2013 - 9:34

    This is all bullcrap! He was a victim of MK Programming and just like so many others, programmed by the government to kill and to stage this horrific event in order to give the government a reason now to take our guns away … i wish people would wake up and stop believing everything that they see or read … God gave you a brain, USE IT!!!

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