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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - When the parents of Connecticut school shooter
Adam Lanza divorced in 2009, their legal documents offer no hints of an
acrimonious split and make no mention of any lingering mental health or
medical issues for the then-teenage boy.
Under the terms of the divorce, Lanza's mother, Nancy Lanza, received $289,800 in alimony this year.
There is no evidence of bitterness in the court file, no exchange of accusations or drawn out custody disputes.
Nancy and Peter Lanza had joint legal custody of
Adam but he lived with his mother. The parents agreed to consult and
discuss major decisions affecting Adam's best interests. In instances
where the parents couldn't agree, Nancy Lanza "shall make the final
decision," Judge Stanley Novak wrote on Sept. 24, 2009.
The couple married in June 1981 in Kingston, N.H.
The divorce file said the marriage "has broken down irretrievably and
there is no possibility of getting back together."
As part of the divorce, Nancy Lanza was ordered to
attend a parenting education program. The provider, Family Centers Inc.,
certified that she completed the program on June 3 and June 10, 2009.
The document says only that Lanza "satisfactorily completed the
The documents say Adam Lanza has lived his entire
life at the Newtown home where he shot his mother to death. After
shooting her, he went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning
and killed 20 children and six adults before taking his own life.
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