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San Bernardino Shooting Suspect's Lawyer Does Not Believe Official Accounts of Massacre, Questions Sandy Hook

| by Lauren Briggs
Attorney David ChesleyAttorney David Chesley

Citing a Sandy Hook conspiracy theory, a lawyer representing the family of a suspected shooter in the San Bernardino killings questioned the accounts of the Dec. 2 mass shooting that left 14 people dead.

Attorney David Chesley said the police and FBI might not have released accurate information about 28-year-old Syed Farook and his wife, 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, who died in a shootout with police after allegedly gunning down 14 people at the Inland Regional Center, the Daily Mail reports.

"There have been suggestions that it may be something that was related to their work, that somehow he was a disgruntled employee," Chesley said, according to the Daily Mail. "But it doesn't seem plausible to us that this petite woman [Malik] would be involved in this sort of hyper-caricatured, Bonnie-and-Clyde, crazy scenario."

To illustrated his point, Chesley drew connections to the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20-year-old Adam Lanza is believed to have shot his way into the locked school before killing 20 children, six teachers and then himself.

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"There were a lot of questions drawn with Sandy Hook and whether or not that was a real incident or not," Chesley said. "But I mean obviously these things were found there; how they got there, we don't know."

Chesley was asked if he believed the Sandy Hook killings happened as reported.

"There has been a lot speculation about it is all I would say," he answered. "There's a lot of people that said it happened but hasn't happened in the way that it was purported to have taken place. There's no question that incidents have taken place and evidence was found, but we just question some of that."

Chesley acknowledged that investigators found pipe bombs and other weapons at the scene in San Bernardino, but suggested that nobody yet knows how they got there, adding that "no one can really trust" the reports, at least until people learn more information.

The admission came hours after reports broke that Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS while the shooting was happening, CNN reports. Although she posted on an account with a different name, officials said they could confirm that it was her.

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN / Photo Credit: Daily Mail