The parents who met their daughter’s killer’s father, Peter Lanza, said that the meeting with Adam Lanza’s father was part of their search for understanding. “I had to tell him something,” said Alissa Parker, the mother of six-year-old Emilie Parker who was one of the 20 children gunned down mercilessly by Adam Lanza. In an interview with CBS published on March 21, 2013, Alissa Parker told Norah O’Donnell, that the meeting with Peter Lanza was “kind of my doing” and that
"I guess the reason why I felt strongly that I needed to tell [Peter Lanza] something. 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.”
During the interview with CBS This Morning, Robbie and Alissa Parker said that they were grateful that they continue to receive new information about the Adam Lanza case directly from investigators and that it enabled them to process it, to feel the emotions, and then “to let it go.”
The new information that has recently come to light about Adam Lanza was that Adam Lanza kept a 7-foot spreadsheet of previous mass shootings, about the types of weaponry used, and how Adam Lanza planned on topping those death tolls. In the YouTube video, “New details on Newtown shooting motive,” CBS reported that Adam Lanza’s killing spree was a premeditated killing.
In regard to their meeting with Peter Lanza, their daughter’s killer’s father, the parents of six-year-old Emilie said that that they believed that Peter Lanza held the key to Adam Lanza.
While more details about the approximately one hour meeting will be revealed on Friday, Alissa Parker did mention that she wanted to know more about the father-son relationship, about Adam Lanza’s relationship to his mother, and about the type of medication that Adam Lanza was on.
CBS will air the rest of the interview on Friday and reveal more details about the conversation between the parents and their daughter’s killer father, Peter Lanza.