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NH-Based Family Members of CT Shooter Offer Statement

Statement read by Sheriff Downing said family "shares the grief of a community and nation."

New Hampshire-based family members of the shooter in Friday's tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, expressed their "heartfelt sorrow" in a statement read Saturday evening at a press conference in Kingston. The video of the press conference can be found on WMUR's website.

Champion's sister, and Lanza's mother, Nancy, was also killed Friday.

In the statement read by Rockingham County Sheriff Mike Downing, the Champion family said they "share the grief of a community and nation as we struggle to comprehend the tremendous loss that we all share."

The family said they wished to "reach out to the community of Newtown and express our heartfelt sorrow for the incomprehensible and profound loss of innocence that has affected so many."

They also asked for privacy during their "time of anguish and loss."

Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said they would do "anything they can to help" the Connecticut investigation.

Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs said he knew Nancy Lanza as a "very, very kind, considerate, loving young lady" who lived in Kingston for a good part of her life. Briggs said Lanza's mother spent many years as a school nurse in Kingston.

Riley Reid December 16, 2012 at 05:23 AM
I really hope the media respects these poor people's privacy and leaves them alone!
Uheardme December 16, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I think the father of one of the victims extending his sympathies to this family and saying he wasnt angry was remarkable. We should respect him and his daughter and act in the same way.
Richard wiggins February 24, 2013 at 03:07 AM
WAKE UP "SHEEPLE" You are fast asleep...A spell has been put on you by the "Main Stream Media" And anybody Questioning the shooting are ridiculed by the "Thought Police" Us truthers are not insensitive to this tragedy..We are just not intimidated by anyone who does not want us to think outside the "Box" And by "Box" I am refering to "Thinking Outside The T.V" We investigate the investigaters because they are not doing their "JOB" We dig deep and travel into the rabbit hole were many are to afraid to go..We have been conditioned to except their version of truth and if we dont except their version of truth, we are mocked laughed at demonized called paranoid and what ever else they throw at us..What would we have to gain..We are everyday people like you..Watch the "Sandy Hook Documentary" Also J.F.K, warned us about these people, thats why he was shot..Listen to all of J.F.K speaches and you will see for your self..Namasta...


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