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The gunman's own family is speaking tonight Adam lands as -- insisted Adam was quote.
A good kid.
It was different he was quiet.
Nice kid -- kid I mean he was afraid to challenge of handling that house.
We -- has when I have -- they have one.
But never in trouble with the law never in trouble if anything.
-- -- as a friend of Adam's mother Nancy he is also the parent of a child with autism and it too often discussed raising their children.
Rich thank you for joining us.
-- I'm curious where did you first meet Adam's mother.
Didn't down in the center -- -- town there's the restaurant bar that's owned by a fairly called my place.
And it's kind of a local gathering place so.
-- Sunday nights they do an open Mike.
-- and people play music I play guitar and that's.
That's word and -- -- would always come to that and if she would come and other occasions she's she was very well like down at that restaurant.
Did she ever -- open up to but any particular problems or trouble she was haven't.
Well I think what my connection would -- as -- had to deal with you know because I have a son with autism.
And she had a son with.
It intellectual disability.
And it sounded like to me that he was somewhere on the autism spectrum but very high functioning.
You know we would we would talk about it and -- and commiserate about you know both of our sons she was very proud of both of her sons.
And -- So it did she ever he does she ever hinted say that she was afraid of him -- that he was -- that there's anything peculiar in that area.
No I never heard that she was she was proud of her son did just learned how to drive this summer.
Considering that -- you know we.
So he was up on the autism spectrum.
You know I thought that was a -- big accomplishment.
My son is.
Much lower on autism spectrum and he'll never drive a car.
What was your thought when you heard that he had killed his mother and that he'd gone to this school amendment in what was your thought.
I was in shock.
If she was a friend of mine.
I never met Adam.
And then and then you know that the big question why would -- go to an elementary school and do this you know why would be why would he target little children.
It ever I read someplace that you said that does she had a hard time because he wouldn't letter -- a hug rumored touch him or something.
-- -- sensitive to touch.
You know like some sort of my -- -- -- from sensory deprivation.
It but he goes the other way he likes deep.
Pressure back groves and he likes to be hog is gay and it is his son didn't -- -- be touched.
And it upset me it's because she couldn't -- on.
Bushing it up to communicate -- -- and it was a -- responsive to her.
You know -- -- you know -- know.
You know -- -- you know with -- -- she was she was taking him to the governor ridge you know it is a way that -- a single mom could try to.
Bond with their with her son.
That's why -- be enjoyed and that's why she did it.
She told me around they did that for Thanksgiving they went down to Washington history.
I assume you know they had some level of communication.
You know -- -- -- broad spectrum with autism and Asperger's I'm curious they essentially think you might have.
Kitty every what was it kind of how was he fun machine operator saying hey you have my I'm going to the star mother I love you -- -- -- that overseas that are really cold and detached the distance from are unable to communicate much.
-- -- From my conversation with me and with -- -- the I love you that type of remote expression of -- wasn't part of what he would do he was if you don't like your city at war.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It didn't -- the -- -- that used to bother me at C.
Did he would try to be a really good mom to people who -- -- -- thank you.