‘Machete maniac killer’ grew up on same street as Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza and says he ‘snapped like he did’ – The Sun

THE student being hunted by police for allegedly hacking two men to death with a machete grew up on the same street as the Sandy Hook shooter, records have revealed.

Peter Manfredonia claimed he "snapped" like killer Adam Lanza, in a chilling message that he left scrawled on his dorm wall at the University of Connecticut.

"We saw what happened when Adam snapped," he wrote, according to student news site YourContent.com. "Now they see what happens when I snap."

The 23-year-old grew up mere houses away from Lanza, who went on a killing spree in 2012, killing 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School, reports the NYPost.

Records show Manfredonia's family moved to 16 Yogananda Street in 1997, the year he was born, and just a year later Lanza’s family moved into number 36, around an eight minute walk away.

According to media reports, Manfredonia’s family was still living there when Lanza shot dead his mother in their home.

The street name "Yogananda", is the name of an Indian yogi who is well known for his writings and meditations on inner peace.

The University of Connecticut senior has been on the run since Sunday after authorities said he dumped a car he stole from a high school friend in Knowlton Township, New Jersey before fleeing to Pennsylvania.

Manfredonia is accused of killing Connecticut residents Ted DeMers, 62, on May 22 and his Newtown High School classmate Nicholas Eisele, 23, on May 24.

He allegedly abducted Eisele's girlfriend in their stolen Volkswagen Jetta after killing his friend on Sunday.

Ted's wife Cynthia DeMers revealed on Tuesday she told state police detectives the accused killer had been terrorizing a neighbor's daughter.

She said Manfredonia was looking for a female acquaintance when he walked down the road in front of their home in Wilmington while wearing a motorcycle helmet.

When asked why he was walking down the road, the alleged murderer explained that his motorbike had broken down, DeMers said.

Moments later, Manfredonia allegedly hacked her husband to death with a machete after he gave the young man a ride back to his bike.

The widow said she talked with their young neighbor's father over the weekend and was told the family had been considering a restraining order against Manfredonia, who had previously visited the home.

Manfredonia, who is believed to be armed with several guns stolen during the home invasion in Willington, was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark shorts and carrying a large duffel bag.

On May 26, cops issued a "be on the lookout" alert for Manfredonia after they feared he may have hijacked a car in Pennsylvania and could be traveling through New Jersey.


Cops in surrounding areas were advised that Manfredonia is believed to have stolen a black 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania at around 9pm Monday.

The car has a Pennsylvania registration KYW-1650.

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