Adam Lanza: hear Sandy Hook killer's 'chilling' radio call

Connecticut gunman called college station to discuss Travis, a chimp that 'ripped woman's face off'

LAST UPDATED AT 15:35 ON Fri 17 Jan 2014

ADAM LANZA made a "chilling" call to a radio station a year before the Sandy Hook massacre in which he discussed a chimp that "ripped a woman's face off".

The 20-year-old loner, who gunned down 20 children and six adults at his elementary school in Connecticut on 14 December, 2012, called the college radio station in Oregon on 11 December, 2011. Using the name 'Greg' and "apparently taking pains to disguise his voice", Lanza spoke at length about Travis, a domesticated chimp who attacked and badly injured a friend of its owner in 2009.

Lanza told John Zerzan, the host of the Anarchy Radio programme: "His [Travis'] attack can be seen entirely parallel to the attacks and random acts of violence that you bring up on your show every week, committed by humans, which the mainstream also has no explanation for.

"I just ... don't think it would be such a stretch to say that he very well could have been a teenage mall shooter or something like that."

The New York Daily News says Lanza's words "provided a frightening look not seen thus far into the twisted logic and troubled mind of the 20-year-old killer". · 

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