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December 4th, 2013
09:56 PM ET

Marsha Lanza, the aunt of the Newtown shooter: "[It has] shaken the family to the core”

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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  2. sham

    I don't condone what he did. It was an evil act. But it is important to know who made him to do this. Had he been bullying? .When I was mobbed at my previous company( an email company), I realized I am under 24/7 covert electronic surveillance and psychological harassment and manipulation. Gradually what happened in the workplace started to happen in public places too. Random people harass me using various psychological tactics. Those who monitor me share my personal info with my friends, co workers, relatives and strangers in a negative way so that they are motivated to say or do certain things(basically bully me..worst case commit a hate crime). Apparently this is happening all over the world. Rogue elements of intelligence agencies and civil organizations team up to spy on innocent civilians.
    This is a crime against humanity. Please be aware of this crime. I try to educate people as many as I can. I don't know how many of you even accept what I say. You don't have to agree with me. But please do some research on this topic..This is my personal story.

    December 5, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      My friend you are a paranoid schizophrenic. You need medication. Get yourself help!

      December 5, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Vince Stewart

    A Prayer in the memory of the twenty Sandy Hook boys and girls and the six teachers who still hold their hands.

    “Rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, rock my baby bye,
    Angels in heaven sparkle like stars in the sky,
    Sleep my babies, sleepy bye.

    Six golden candles light the way,For angles come from heaven to keep you safe as you sleep and play,
    Rock my baby, rock-a-bye.

    Twenty little angels forever walk among rainbows and blue skies, Among green pastures, blue birds, puppies with wet noses, and little baby ducks,
    Picnics beside country streams, eating ice cream,
    Knowing everlasting peace and love,
    Rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, rock my baby bye”.


    Vince Stewart

    Credit to my mom for providing the lyrics "Rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, rock my baby bye".
    She has sung this lyric to babies and children for over sixty years. Rock-on mom!

    December 5, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Terry

    Mrs. Lanza expressed exactly what she could being a distant aunt. I respect her for doing so. Having lost two sons of her own does give her an ability to empathize with the parents who so sadly lost their children. May they continue to R.I.P. Innocence lost.. lives never lived; however, they left their families memories.. something that only dies when their time comes; may those memories be always comfortable and happy. My best to those still coming to terms with this tradjedy.

    December 5, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mark

    It is disgusting and frightening how the mainstream left wing anti-gun media continues to exploit this to further their own ideology. This kind of coverage is only paving the way for yet another mass shooting. Morgan and others are the face of evil.

    December 5, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Frederick

    Why was Allison Wyatt left out of the victims' photo clip shown during this interview? Something isn't right, perhaps, they simply ran out of space? Very disrespectful!

    December 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Bible is not your to beat up on others to get them to see it your way. Sin is sin. But we don't have the right to say your sin is more than my sin. Band menal illness raise money to learn why. He got you when he said we need to be kind with even them we don't agree with. But you mongan and many like you will keep pushing you faith like another faith with shame and hate. I fear one day it will go to far.

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