As we all continue to wrap our heads around one of our nation's most horrifically unnecessary tragedies, we are left with the lingering question of "why?"
Why couldn't this be avoided? Why would Adam Lanza feel compelled to commit these horrible crimes against innocent children?
We're still miles away from answering those questions, but we're gaining of a better sense of how worried Adam's deceased mother Nancy Lanza was about her son's well-being.
Nancy reportedly told an unnamed bar acquaintance at a watering hole she frequented that she feared "losing" Adam and that "he was getting worse.
“Nancy told me he was burning himself with a lighter. In the ankles or arms or something. It was like he was trying to feel something.”
Clearly he was a troubled young adult.
As investigators dig deeper into Adam's background and mental state, hopefully they'll uncover information allowing them to spot similarly troubled individuals to prevent these catastrophes from happening ever again.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to extend to the victims of this horrific tragedy.
[Image via AP Images.]