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Ryan Lanza Mourns Newtown Shooter Sibling And Mom, Claims He’s A Victim (UPDATED)

UPDATE from the New York Post below:

A spokesman for the Lanza family says an imposter is behind Ryan Lanza’s Facebook page and that Ryan did not post the messages in this story.

http://www.facebook.com/Official.RyanLanza01

Original post below:

In an new interview with the New York Post, Ryan Lanza, brother of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza, has spoken out and tells the Post, “I am a victim. I loss [sic] my mom and brother.”

Lanza recently created a Facebook photo tribute for his mother Nancy Lanza and brother. In it, he sends a message to Adam, saying, “I will miss you bro. I will always love you as long as I live.”

To his mother, he wrote, “I miss you mom. I love you so much. You will be always in my heart.”

Lanza also wrote messages for the other victims his brother killed: 20 children and 6 adults. “You all will truly be missed,” he wrote. “God bless.”

Lanza has joined Facebook victim groups and other groups supportive of him. Media outlets wrongly identified Ryan as the shooter the day of the killing spree because his brother was carrying his ID. Facebook groups have popped up for him, including “Support Ryan Lanza” and “Clear Ryan Lanza’s Name.”

Lanza also blasted Facebook users for judging his brother, including one who posted to his wall that Adam should “rot in hell” because he was the “scum of the earth.” Lanza told the Post,

“I am so tired of people blaming me for something my brother did. I love Adam, his [sic] my brother. But you have no right to call my brother names when he isn’t here no more. Just let my brother rest in peace. Please. Respect that.”

He also noted lamented those who never knew his brother before the incident and criticized the Facebook user for his comments: “He is calling my brother a monster when he don’t even know him.”

Editor’s note: This post has been edited since its original posting – Jon Nicosia

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