'We cannot imagine our life without her': Devastated family attends funeral for six-year-old Jessica Rekos as Sandy Hook community buries another of its tiny victimsSix-year-old James Mattioli also laid to rest on TuesdayA wake is underway for heroic teacher Victoria Soto, 27, who died shielding her students from the gunman | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 With her husband's hand placed gently on her back, Krista Rekos clings to the shoulder of a friend outside the funeral for her six-year-old daughter. The heart-wrenching scene came as mourners gathered for the service of Jessica Rekos, one of the 20 children gunned down in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Friday morning. Jessica, whom her family remembered as a horse-lover and beloved big sister to her two brothers, is the latest youngster to be laid to rest in a long, almost unbearable procession of funerals.
'These tragedies MUST end': Obama signals tougher gun laws just moments after comforting devastated families of Sandy Hook massacre victimsPresident led interfaith service in Newtown, Connecticut Sunday night'We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change,' Mr Obama said at memorialPresident questioned if we are 'prepared to say that such violence visited on our children is somehow the price of our freedom' Mourners waited in drizzling rain for hours to access eventA number of families whose children attend Sandy Hook Elementary School were frustrated after being denied seats even though visitors were waved into auditorium | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 17 December 2012 In the wake of Friday's unspeakable tragedy, it is hard to imagine that anyone would be smiling in Newtown, Connecticut.
Police arrest man with 47 guns after threatening to 'kill as many people as possible' at ANOTHER elementary school at the SAME TIME as Connecticut massacreVon Meyer, 60, was arrested after making threats against schoolMeyer lives less than 1,000 feet from Jane Ball Elementary SchoolMan is known member of Invaders Motorcycle Gang | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 17 December 2012 An Indiana man with 47 guns and stocks of ammunition was arrested after threatening to go into a local elementary school and 'kill as many people as he could before police could stop him'. Von Meyer, 60, was arrested on Friday after his wife called Cedar Lake police after he threatened to set her on fire and continue his violent spree by attacking a nearby elementary school.
Did paranoid, gun-crazed mother trigger son's school killing spree Friends say she believed world was on edge of collapseNancy Lanza portrayed as 'survivalist' who stockpiled food, water and gunsShe was shot four times in the head, possibly as she slept, by her sonCollection of guns included handguns, assault rifle and two hunting riflesSon Adam was reclusive, spending most of his time in adjoining bedroomsFiercely protective mother insisted he was never left on his ownMoved to Sandy Hook in around 1998 but Mrs Lanza and husband divorcedFunerals for the young victims are to begin today | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 Gun lover: Nancy Lanza had reportedly become 'obsessed' with guns and taught Adam how to shoot The mother of the loner who massacred 26 pupils and staff at a US primary school may have played a major part in his catastrophic mental breakdown, it emerged last night. Friends and family portrayed Adam Lanza’s mother Nancy as a paranoid ‘survivalist’ who believed the world was on the verge of violent, economic collapse. She is reported to have been struggling to hold herself together and had been stockpiling food, water and guns in the large home she shared with her 20-year-old son in Connecticut.
Republican congressman says Sandy Hook principal should have had a machine gun so she could 'take his head off before he killed those precious kids' | UPDATED: 20:18 GMT, 16 December 2012 A Republican Congressman said that elementary school principals should be armed and have access to assault rifles in order to kill potential shooters.
Outrage as Westboro Baptist plans praise gathering outside Sandy Hook Elementary school to celebrate God 'executing his judgement' in horrific shooting rampage that killed 20 children and 6 adults | UPDATED: 10:46 GMT, 16 December 2012 The tight-knit community of Newtown, Connecticut is numb in the aftermath of the heart-wrenching massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday when a gunman killed 20 young students, all aged six and seven, in addition to six adults. As families mourn the lives that were cut short in this unspeakable horror, an extremist group has announced they plan to congregate at the scene of the tragedy and offer praise to God for 'executing his judgement' – an unthinkable act amidst the sorrow overwhelming the quiet town. A member from the Westboro Baptist Church, an unaffiliated religious group that self-identifies as a church, said on Saturday the group will picket the school in a so-called praise service, while the rest of the nation struggles to move forward after the tragedy.