Newtown acquires home of Sandy Hook shooter

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Posted: Dec 03, 2014 11:56 PM

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother now belongs to the town.

Mary Ann Jacob, head of the Newtown Legislative Council, says the council voted Wednesday to accept ownership of the house. It was deeded to the town by a bank that owned it.

Jacob says any decision on how to use the property would come later and would involve the Board of Selectmen.

Twenty-year-old Lanza shot his mother Nancy Lanza to death at the house before killing 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Adam Lanza killed himself at the school as police arrived.

Some Newtown residents have said they'd like to see the property torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve.