Final Funerals For Newtown Shooting Victims
(Newton, CT) After a wrenching week of emotional farewells, Newtown will hold the last funerals for victims of last Friday’s elementary school shooting.
Services are scheduled Saturday in Connecticut for 7-year-old Josephine Gay and 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene.
A service is also planned in Utah for 6-year-old Emilie Parker.
Twenty children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. The lone gunman also killed his mother before going on the rampage and then committing suicide.
A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association says the last funerals it knows of are taking place on Saturday, although some of the burials are private.
Five funerals were held on Friday for Rachel D’Avino, a behavioral therapist who had just recently begun work at Sandy Hook Elementary; Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist who was killed while rushing the gunman; six-year-old Olivia Engel; six-year-old Dylan Hockley; and seven-year-old Grace McDonnell.
Authorities said Adam Lanza, 20, used a military-style assault rifle and carried handguns during the rampage at the school.
They still have no clear reason why Lanza would lash out at defenseless first-graders and their caretakers.
State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said a final report on the investigation could be months away.
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