Payments coming for Colo. theater shooting victims
DENVER - A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings says disbursement amounts have been finalized.
A gunman killed 12 people and injured at least 58 others at an Aurora movie theater July 20.
Aurora Victim Relief Fund special master Ken Feinberg said Friday that the families of the 12 people killed, plus victims who sustained permanent brain damage or paralysis, will each receive $220,000.
Six people hospitalized at least 20 days will each receive $160,000. Two who were hospitalized between eight and 19 days will each receive $91,680. Thirteen people hospitalized for less than that will each receive $35,000.
Overall, Feinberg approved claims for 38 people and denied 19 claims that didn't qualify under previously announced protocols.
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