Two Newtown victims met with Adam Lanza's father, Peter Lanza. Robbie and Alissa Parker continue the grueling process of grieving the death of their six-year-old daughter, Emilie since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The couple spoke with CBS This Morning and the network posted a recap of their interview online March 21.
Robbie was the first parent to come forward after the shootings that took place Dec. 14, 2012. He paid tribute to the beautiful daughter he and his wife had lost and even issued a statement of sympathy to the family of Adam Lanza -- the killer.
Alissa admitted that it "was kind of my doing" in reaching out to the killer's father.
"I guess the reason why I felt strongly that I needed to tell [Peter Lanza] something," Alissa said. "And I needed to get that out of my system. I felt very motivated to do it and ... I felt really good about it, I prayed about it, and it was something that I needed to do."
Alissa didn't specify what she talked with Peter about, but she talked with him for over an hour. More will come in part two of the interview airing Friday morning.
The Newtown victims were asked how they cope with developing stories that surround Adam Lanza. This week it was reported that investigators discovered a spreadsheet of mass murders, number of victims, and weapons used that Adam kept a detailed list of.
"It's just like another piece to the puzzle," Robbie said. "And it always brings with it a period of, you know, sorrow, pain, and you deal with it and you just move on. The outcome is still the same, regardless if it was planned, not planned. But it doesn't change anything. It doesn't change that our child's gone."
In part two of the interview, more will be learned about what Robbie and Alissa Parker asked Adam Lanza's father. In a preview, the topics of Adam's medical history and his relationship with his parents were discussed. They are seeking answers to the big question of "why?" their daughter and 25 others were taken before their time.
Watch the second half of the Parkers' interview on CBS This Morning Fri., March 22 on CBS at 7 a.m., ET/PT.