Sandy Hook DA Cites ‘potential suspects,’ Witness Safety Cited As Reason For Keeping Warrants SealedNews Flash Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
(By Ralph Lopez | Digital Journal)
Connecticut State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky has argued that unsealing warrants in the Sandy Hook case might “seriously jeopardize” the investigation by disclosing information known only to other “potential suspects.”
Sedensky said that unsealing the warrants would also:
“identify persons cooperating with the investigation, thus possibly jeopardizing their personal safety and well-being.”
The statement by the CT prosecutor’s office is the first indication from state authorities that Adam Lanza may have not acted alone. The statement was made in support of a motion to continue the seal on the results of five search warrants for 90 more days.
CT State Police Public Affairs Officer Lt. Paul Vance said in an official press release on December 16th that:
The male subject identified as the shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been identified as ADAM LANZA DOB: 04/22/92; he resided at 36 Yogananda Street. His cause of death was gunshot wound and his death is ruled a suicide.
However, neither Vance nor the CT Attorney General’s office have ever ruled out the possible presence of other suspects.
However, neither Vance nor the CT Attorney General’s office have ever ruled out the possible presence of other suspects. The New Haven Register reports Vance as having said:
“Whenever you conduct an investigation you don’t speculate as to where it’s going to take you, as I said, we’re going to look at every single thing, every piece of material and we’ll take it from there.”
The CT State Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation of the mass shooting, in which 20 children and 8 adults died last December 14th.
The motion to extend the seal on the records for 90 days was granted by Superior Court Judge John Blawie..