Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, told the chair of the state committee investigating the Newtown massacre that he would turn over his son’s medical records, the Hartford Courant reports.
Sandy Hook panel head Scott Jackson said on Friday he is “in dialogue over the parameters” of Lanza sharing the health records.
Following last Friday’s meeting of the commission, Lanza’s spokesman, Errol Cockfield, put out the following statement on aiding the committee:
“As Mr. Lanza has informed law enforcement officials throughout this process, he is willing to approve the release of any medical records that he has the authority to release. Mr. Lanza has let Commission chair Scott Jackson know that he is willing to meet with him towards reaching that goal. Mr. Lanza is also encouraging Chairman Jackson to invite any healthcare or service providers that worked with Adam to assist with the commission’s effort to find answers.”
By “find answers,” Lanza means to help the group find a motive for the shooting that killed 20 students and six SHES administrators on Dec. 14, 2012, Cockfield clarified for BuzzFeed.
Peter Lanza, who separated from Adam’s mother years before the shooting, reportedly had little contact with his son leading up to massacre. The final Connecticut State Police report on Sandy Hook included a birthday card from Lanza’s father, Peter, recovered from Lanza’s house asking Adam to email him if he wanted to go hiking or shooting.
Conversations around Adam Lanza’s motive reemerged this week when New York newspaper the Daily News found disturbing internet message board posts and bizarre audio of a 2011 call-in to a radio show they claim came from Lanza.
Peter Lanza reportedly called Jackson during the Sandy Hook committee’s weekly Friday hearing to arrange a meeting with the chairman.