DNA of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza to be examined for ‘evil’ gene in first study of its kind ever conducted on a mass murderer
By PAUL THOMPSON
- The study will be the first one of its kind and will evaluate any genetic evidence for the mass killing of 20 first graders, six members of staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School and his own mother.
Scientists have been asked to study the DNA of Newtown school killer Adam Lanza to see if he has an ‘evil’ gene that led him to carry out the massacre.
The study, which will look at any abnormalities or mutations in his individual DNA, is believed to be the first of its kind ever carried out on a mass murderer.
Lanza slaughtered 20 children and six adults in one of America’s worst ever school shootings on December 14, 2012.
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza at an unknown location in 2005 – Lanza’s DNA is being examined for any evidence that could shed light on his actions that day.
The 20 year old also shot dead his mother Nancy before taking his own life as police closed in on him at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.
The massacre prompted President Obama to look into new gun controls and banning assault rifles such as AR-15 Bushmaster used by Lanza in his rampage.