At home, Adam often stayed in his room, said family friend Ellen Adriani. Nancy would plan his vegan meals days in advance and was teaching him to cook.
“His house was a safe place for him,” Adriani added.
The shooter, she said, had a medical condition in which he couldn’t feel pain.
“Nancy was teaching him to cut up fruit. Because he couldn’t feel any pain, he had to be careful with the knife,” she said.
And from the Daily News, a bar friend of Nancy said:
“Nancy told me he was burning himself with a lighter. In the ankles or arms or something,” he recalled of a conversation they had about a year ago. “It was like he was trying to feel something.”
This pain thing sounds like congenital analgesia, or congenital insensitivity to pain, and not like any sort of symptom of autism spectrum disorder.
The MSM has not connected the dots on this yet.