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On a day which saw the release of the confrontational Newtown 911 tapes, Wednesday evening saw "Piers Morgan Live" welcome the aunt of the person responsible for a shooting which claimed the lives of 27 people, including 20 young children.
Marsha Lanza is married to the brother of Adam Lanza’s father, and joining Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview, she spoke solemnly and candidly about her experience on that horrific day nearly one year ago.
Asked by the host about her emotions as news of the Sandy Hook shooting was first breaking, Lanza revealed an initial reaction of “oh no, not another one.”
Upon realizing it was her nephew that committed the atrocity, Wednesday's guest admitted to being shocked:
"They came in a little bit later and they said it was Adam Lanza," she explained. "I thought whoa."
At this point, she immediately reached out to her husband, and asked him to get caught up:
"That's when I picked up the phone and I called my husband and I said 'have you heard the news,'" she told Morgan. "He hadn't heard a thing, and I said 'well, you need to go, go listen.'"
Lanza admits that in the weeks and months since December 14th, 2012, the events of that day have "shaken the family to the core.”
Watch the above clip as Piers Morgan conducts the first on-camera Lanza family interview since the massacre, and for the next episode of "Piers Morgan Live," tune in to CNN tonight at 9.
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