Adam Lanza was a vegan

He didn't want to hurt animals VIDEO

Topics: Video, Adam Lanza, Nancy Lanza, Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting, Newtown school shooting, Gun Control, vegan, Animal rights, ,

Adam Lanza was a vegan Adam Lanza (Credit: AP)

It was a shared love of live music that sparked a close friendship between Russ Hanoman and Nancy Lanza more than five years ago. Now, in light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook and recent reports suggesting she was a paranoid survivalist, Hanoman is speaking publicly about the woman he knew. As he told PIX 11, “She was a wonderful, beautiful, elegant woman who loved life, and most importantly she loved her son, Adam.”

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Another small detail emerged in the course of the interview, this time about Adam Lanza.

Lanza was vegan, according to Hanoman, because he “didn’t want to hurt animals.”

You can watch the full interview below.

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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