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While gun rights advocates and gun control supporters are sharply divided in general on how best to combat similar mass shooting both sides have agreed since Newtown that addressing mental health must be part of the mix.

Lanza, who lived with his mother, was particular about the food he ate, including its arrangement on the plate and what dishes could be used, and reportedly hated the thought of drinking alcohol or taking drugs, either prescription or otherwise.

He also disliked birthdays, Christmas and holidays and would not allow his mother to put up a Christmas tree. No one was allowed in his room. His hobbies included building computers, writing poetry, and hiking.

Mr. Sedensky’s office said earlier that Lanza shot his way into the elementary school building last Dec. 14 with a Bushmaster .223 rifle loaded with a 30-round magazine. Fourteen rounds were in the magazine when the gun was recovered by police and there was one round in the chamber.

Lanza, 20, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, 52, in her bed with a .22-caliber rifle earlier that morning. Lanza killed himself with a single shot from a Glock 10 mm handgun. He also had a loaded 9 mm Sig Sauer handgun with him.

He had three 30-round magazines for the Bushmaster on him, and there were six empty or partially emptied 30-round magazines nearby. More than 150 spent .223 casings were recovered from the scene.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.