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Newtown Shooting: The
Gunman Who Knew No Pain

ABC News, by Brian Ross*

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 12/17/2012 8:37:01 AM

The young man who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday suffered from a condition where he could literally feel no pain, according to a faculty member at his old high school. Richard Novia, the advisor for the tech club at Newton High, said that if Adam Lanza cut or hurt himself, "he would not know it or feel it." Novia´s words are the latest from a series of former acquaintances of Lanza´s to paint him as bright but obviously troubled.

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*Ned Berkowitz and Cindy Galli

My Down syndrome cousin, now a 60-something adult, had this condition. She would accidentally hurt herself terribly - on barbed wire, for example - and come to her parents, showing them the blood but feeling no pain.

Here is a lengthy, very detailed article on this rare condition, which is inherited when a defective gene is passed from not just one but both parents.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/c*ipa.htm

(Remove the asterisk from the url. Apparently there is a bad word I´d never heard of.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/17/2012 9:16:55 AM     (No. 9070516)

News-worthy as this whole tragedy is, it seems the MSM has forgotten everything else in the world.

It´s good to know that all is well aside from this gun problem.

Incidents like this give the media a chance to sit a spell and catch their breath from the hard work of having to cut and fill and cover Barky´s crimes one at a time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/17/2012 11:06:57 AM     (No. 9070777)

He was not a normal kid. His inability to be normal was the cause of the rage that killed so many people and then himself. His whole life was lived in frustration at his limitations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: slowslider, 12/17/2012 3:00:24 PM     (No. 9071240)

One abortion I wished had taken place.

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