Peter Lanza left his family in 2001, two years after Adam Lanza was diagnosed with a mental ailment. The New Yorker article implies that the Lanza’s divorce occurred 8 years after they were separated and even still Peter did not question Nancy’s firearm collection or her spiraling mental health condition. Nancy Lanza would soon methodically cut off acquaintance with her family and asked Peter not to visit with Adam, which Peter obliged like any good Dad would. Two years later with 28 dead, Peter Lanza belatedly collected his son’s corpse. Peter Lanza turned his back on his former family but somehow escaped the villainy that his former wife was accused of; at least she tried to help her son, misguided or not. Peter Lanza was left off the hook for any blame and the New Yorker fluff piece is an extension of his failures.