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Daily News Summons Horrific Voice from the Grave: Adam Lanza

It’s currently the most-read article on the New York Daily News website, a ranking that will likely remain in place for some time.  The front-page-bannered report by Matthew Lysiak , Joe Kemp and Corky Siemaszko, published online yesterday afternoon, showcases a 2011 radio show call-in segment featuring Sandy Hook Elementary mass murderer Adam Lanza.

The intelligence and articulateness of the Lanza December 11, 2011 call suggest that Lanza may have subsequently quickly devolved mentally. Or, that he had a “personality switch” and that this was the more balanced side of his psyche mouthing the words. The News spoke with Anarchy Radio host John Zerzan about this newly revealed information:

“We remember the call,” Zerzan, 70, of Eugene, Oregon told The News. “The only thing that seemed odd was his voice seemed kind of robotic… but what he was saying made sense.”

But 21-year-old Kyle Kromberg, who attended Latin class with Lanza from freshman to junior year at Newtown High School, recognized his voice instantly. “It’s him,” said Kromberg. “I talked to him every day for about an hour each day from freshman to junior year, so I know his voice. He’s a very soft-spoken kid, but very articulate.”

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Parents of Daily News Photo Chief Killed in Weekend Car Accident

There is more terrible, tragic car accident news to absorb from this weekend.

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Alexander Hitchen, managing editor, pictures at the New York Daily News, is on his way to Spain with his wife to collect the bodies of his parents. The elderly pair were hit by a car on Sunday while crossing a road in the resort town of Altea, where they own a home.

Brian Hitchen, an “ebullient and joyful” former Fleet Street newspaper editor who received a Commander of the British Empire award from Queen Elizabeth in 1990 for his journalism efforts, died in hospital from sustained injuries; wife Nelli was declared dead at the scene. From this afternoon’s item by Daily News reporter Corky Siemaszko:

Daily News editor-in-chief Colin Myler broke the news to the staff on Monday.

“Brian was a warm, generous and incredibly talented journalist and editor,” Myler said. “He was a mentor to so many Fleet Street journalists who adored him. But above all he was devoted to Nelli and his children and grandchildren. It is such a tragic loss.”

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