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Settlements proposed in Newtown shooting

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago August 03, 2015 Aug 3, 2015 Monday, August 03 2015 August 03, 2015 7:54 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- Some families of victims of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuit filed against the estate of the gunman's mother.

Nancy Lanza was accused of not securing her legally owned Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that her son Adam used to kill 20 school kids and six educators.

The shooting was the at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012. Adam Lanza killed his mother and used her rifle in the massacre.

About 16 families sued the estate of Nancy Lanza and a lawyer says they would evenly get a share of the $1.5 million if a judge approves the settlement. The families also sued the gun maker of the Bushmaster. 

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