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A new group is examining everything from mental health issues to gun control. What caused Adam Lanza to kill 20 children and 6 women at Sandy Hook Elementary could remain a mystery. Lanza's mental health may not be something investigators can reveal.
"It may not be something we will be able to provide given privileges that are available on mental health histories," says Danbury States Attorney Steven Sedensky.
Lanza's medical records could be kept private because of certain confidentiality laws.
"That was a singular event with a singular individual," says Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's Scott Jackson. "I would hope that our recommendations would be a little more broad than that."
The investigation into Sandy Hook could take several more months. As for the Commission, their recommendations are expected in March. At the same time, a bipartisan committee of lawmakers is expected to come up with their own ideas and legislation. Their deadline is next month.
"At some point they are going to put a bill together," says Rep. Joe Markley (R-Bipartisan Task Force). "I think it's important to come back before the public and the experts and give them a chance to comment on what we have crafted."
Those who support gun control feel people are looking for change.
"We have reached the tipping point," says Connecticut Against Gun Violence's Ron Pinciaro. "We have to do something and we have to do something big."
Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter urged the panel to understand the nation is watching, and wants to better understand how and why these events continue to occur.
Friday, January 25 2013, 10:30 PM CST
Woman sentence to diversion in hot oatmeal attack
May 18, 2013 16:17 GMT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a Clarksville woman convicted of assault for pouring hot oatmeal on her husband to diversion.
The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/10YZSDz ) reports Judge John H. Gasaway handed down the sentence for 52-year-old Karen Jeffries after a hearing during which friends and neighbors testified that she had a moral character, a strong faith and a passion for helping others.
Gasaway ordered a four-year post trial diversion program, but gave her the option of opting out after three years if she meets all the terms and conditions.
During the trial in March Jeffries said she threw hot oatmeal at her husband when he lunged to attack her.
Douglas Jeffries told the jury he was asleep in a recliner when his wife dumped the pot of oatmeal onto him.
Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com
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