Law professor: Sandy Hook report will likely provide info about mental state, motivates of gunman

Professor John Thomas

Professor John Thomas

The Sandy Hook summary investigative report will be released to the public on Monday, Nov. 25. John Thomas, a professor in the School of Law at Quinnipiac University, is available to comment.

“Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 may prove to be a momentous day in Connecticut’s pursuit of an understanding of the tragic events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School,” Thomas said. “The summary investigative report by the prosecutor leading the investigation, State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, will be released to the public. The report will likely provide information about the mental state and motives of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old. Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members. The report will also likely contain a description and preliminary evaluation of the actions of the first responders to the scene.”

In addition, on Monday, Superior Court Judge Eliot D. Prescott will likely announce his decision on whether to release the recordings of the related 911 phone calls.

“Such recordings are routinely released but Sedensky has sought to keep the recordings private,” Thomas said. “The recordings are thought to contain instructions from the Newtown police headquarters for some of the first responders to “wait” before entering the school.”

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