The lawyer representing one of the alleged perpetrators of the San Bernardino shooting, Syed Farook, has told the media that he believes the official story about the shooting to be a lie.
Attorney David Chesle has said that information provided by authorities, including the FBI, is false.
Chesle says that like the Sandy Hook massacre, certain parts of the story don’t stand up to scrutiny.
‘There have been suggestions that it may be something that was related to their work, that somehow he was a disgruntled employee,’ he said.
‘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.
‘There were a lot of questions drawn with Sandy Hook and whether or not that was a real incident or not.
‘But I mean obviously these things were found there, how they got there we don’t know.’
The Sandy Hook shootings occurred in December 2012, when gunman Adam Lanza, 20, shot his way into the front entrance of the school in Newtown, Connecticut, which was locked at the time, and killed 20 children and six teachers, then shot himself to death.
When Chesley was asked if he doubted the events of Sandy Hook, he said: ‘There has been a lot speculation about it is all I would say.
‘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.’
The family of Farook earlier told FBI investigators that he had been teased by colleagues about his long Islamic beard. It also emerged that he had clashed with a Jewish co-worker over religion weeks before the massacre.
While the exact motive for the massacre remains unclear, lawyers for the Farook family said the gunman had been subject to a series of disparaging comments about his traditional Muslim appearance.
However, they added that the slain health inspector had ‘brushed off’ the remarks and they remained at a loss to explain the shootings.