Newtown shootings: Few memorials to gunman's mother

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KATIE ZEZIMA, Associated Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - When the bells of Newtown toll mournfully to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage, they'll do so 26 times, for each child and staff member killed.

Rarely do people mention the first person police say Adam Lanza killed that morning: his mother, Nancy, who was shot in the head four times while she lay in bed.

The dearth of tributes to Nancy Lanza underscores the complicated mix of emotions surrounding her after the shooting.

No one outwardly blames her for the rampage. But authorities have said her 20-year-old son used the guns she kept at their home to carry out a massacre that has become the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history and stirred lawmakers to call for gun control laws.

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