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Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities in Newtown, Conn. Are trying to learn everything they can about Adam Lanza in an effort to figure out what set him on a path leading to the massacre of 26 children and adults at an elementary school.
Police, so far, have shed no light on a possible motive for the nation's second-deadliest school shooting.
The 20-year-old gunman, who also killed his mother and himself, was described by some as brilliant but remote. An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said it was not clear that Lanza had a job.
A law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation says Lanza is believed to have suffered from a personality disorder and lived with his mother in a well-to-do part of prosperous Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Neighbors are doctors or hold white-collar positions. Lanza's parents filed for divorce in 2008.
Posted: Saturday, December 15 2012, 09:23 PM CST
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Okla. court upholds life sentence in uncle's death
May 17, 2013 21:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 38-year-old man who was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his uncle to death.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Friday in the case of Patrick Shane Yargee. A jury in Tulsa County found Yargee guilty in the 2010 shooting death of 48-year-old David Willie Harjo.
Authorities alleged that Yargee shot Harjo eight times in a residence in northern Tulsa. Reports filed in the case indicate that the two men had an argument involving a woman before the shooting.
The five-judge court unanimously rejected Yargee's claims that he was denied a fair trial.
Yargee's defense attorney, Stuart Southerland of the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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