CRIME

Bank credited with 'compassion and generosity' transfers school shooter's home to Newtown

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo a police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home of Nancy Lanza, in Newtown, Conn. The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, where he killed 20 first-graders and six educators. The future use of the house and property will be decided later. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo a police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home of Nancy Lanza, in Newtown, Conn. The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, where he killed 20 first-graders and six educators. The future use of the house and property will be decided later. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank.

The Newtown Legislative Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to accept the house at no cost.

First Selectwoman Pat Llodra credited the bank for showing "compassion and generosity."

The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1FSySaa ) the appraised value of the 3,162-square-foot home was $523,620.

Llodra said acquiring the property began about six months ago with a call from a real estate agent hired by Hudson City Savings Bank.

The future use of the house and property will be decided later.

Twenty-year-old Lanza fatally shot his mother Nancy Lanza at the house before killing 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. He killed himself at the school.