A lawyer representing the family of Syed Farook has compared accounts of the shooting at the Inland Regional Center to aspects of the massacre that allegedly took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.
Attorney David Chesley said “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.
“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.”
A second lawyer, Mohammad Abuershaid, disputed reports Farook had links to radical Muslims. “There is nothing to connect him to one of these groups,” he said.
Following the attack law enforcement said Farook was connected to terror groups abroad, although no evidence backing up the claim was provided.
On Friday it was claimed Tashfeen Malik had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook prior to the rampage. Officials claimed Malik had posted her comment under a different name. Screenshots of the alleged post were not provided to the media.
Authorities said the “Muslim husband and wife behind the mass shooting in San Bernardino began erasing their digital footprint a day in advance of the deadly attack, deleting email accounts, disposing of hard drives and smashing their cellphones, according to law enforcement investigators who are treating the probe as a counterterrorism case,” The Washington Post reported.
TPM has dismissed David Chesley’s remarks as “Sandy Hook trutherism.”