“The parents of a six-year-old girl who was gunned down in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have revealed they met with the father of killer Adam Lanza.
Robbie and Alissa Parker said they wanted to speak with Peter Lanza as part of their grieving process and because they needed to ‘get something out of their system.”
I have always wanted to meet with the family of the girl my son Patrick murdered, but I’ve always been afraid to reach out to them because I don’t want to hurt them in any way. I know their grief must be terrible, even these 20+ years later. I wish there was some way I could make it better. I imagine that Peter Lanza also wishes he could comfort the families of his son’s victims.
I didn’t even know if they were protesting Patrick’s parole but I recently ran across an article by Jessica Witt’s aunt, MaryHelen Cuellar, wrote the following story of Jessica’s life, her death, the family’s pain, and my son’s trial.
She says in closing
“it is a VERY long time from January 21st to January 31st when you are a parent and are searching for a child; I hope I have conveyed how painful it was to lose Jessica and more importantly what a loss she was to the world. RIP, sweet Jessica. 9/24/1974-1/21/1992 “
I can’t even imagine the pain that the family went through hoping against hope that she would be found alive, yet knowing in their minds it wasn’t likely. What horror Jessica’s parents must have felt, must still feel.
After finding this story, I actually felt better, though I wept and wept when I read it. At this point in time, all I can do is pray for them.
Joyce Alexander, RNP retired