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Newtown 911 Calls Will Be Made Public Wednesday

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) -- Wednesday will be a heart-wrenching day for families of victims of the Newtown school shooting as Connecticut state attorney Stephen Sedensky has decided not to block the public release of the 911 calls made on Dec. 14, 2012.

The calls came from Sandy Hook Elementary School to local police after 20-year-old Adam Lanza began his shooting onslaught that left 20 children and six adults dead before he took his own life.

Sedensky argued unsuccessfully before Judge Eliot Prescott that the calls should remain sealed because Lanza's actions amounted to child abuse and were the same as signed witness statements.

Prescott previously acknowledged the calls "will likely be a searing reminder of the horror and pain of that awful day."  However, delaying their release would not "ameliorate the pain."

The judge asserted that what will become evident "is the professionalism and bravery of the first responders on December 14, 2012."

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