The families of nine Newtown victims have filed lawsuits against Nancy Lanza’s estate, arguing she failed to properly lock up the Bushmaster rifle her troubled son used in his violent killing spree.
The lawsuits, first reported by the Connecticut Post, seek to collect on the $1 million insurance policy Lanza is believed to have had on her Newtown home.
The 52-year-old was the first victim of Adam Lanza’s rampage. Then he took her Bushmaster to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 children and six staff.
Eight of the lawsuits were filed in Bridgeport and one in Danbury. A lawyer for the eight families said money wasn’t the motive.
“It serves as an important reminder that people who keep firearms in the home must be scrupulous about securing weapons,” attorney Josh Koskoff added.
Officials bought Lanza’s house from her estate for $1. In January, the town voted to tear it down.
With News Wire Services
SOURCE: GINGER ADAMS OTIS
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS