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Newtown Gunman Apparently Called Radio Station in 2011

He blamed "civilization" for a chimpanzee's attack.

Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 7:24 AM EDT
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Newtown Gunman Apparently Called Radio Station in 2011

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The man who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre apparently called a radio station a year earlier to discuss the 2009 mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee.

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The man who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre apparently called a radio station a year earlier to discuss the 2009 mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee.

The caller, believed to be Adam Lanza, speaks softly on a show on the University of Oregon's campus radio station and blames "civilization" for the animal's attack.

It would be the first known public recording of Lanza's voice. The 20-year-old man killed 20 children and six adults at the school on Dec. 14, 2012.

A person with the username "Smiggles" describes making the call afterward in a web posting. State police documents refer to instant messages from "Smiggles" as presumably being from the shooter.

A former classmate, Kyle Kromberg, told the New York Daily News that he recognized the voice as Lanza's.
 

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