(Image source: KUSA)


BY LOWELL THOMAS
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


After four months, the Aurora shooting victims will get compensation. KOAA has the details...

“The 12 families of those killed-- as well as five victims who suffered permanent brain damage or paralysis-- will be given 220-thousand dollars. the rest will be granted based on the length of the victim's hospital stay.”

Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation for the victims of 9/11, has been working closely with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. According to the Denver Post...

“Seventy percent of the final fund balance Thursday … will be given in the next few days to the families of the deceased and to five victims who suffered permanent brain damage or physical paralysis in the killing rampage.”

The private donations amount to more than 5 million 3 hundred thousand dollars and it can’t come soon enough for victims who have only received partial payments since the massacre. The Examiner reported in September...

“...Governor Hickenlooper hired Community First, a local Denver help agency, to manage donations received from all over the world after the shootings in July. To date, the victims have received less than 10 percent of the $5 million received by Community First.”

Why the four-month hold up? It was reportedly delayed because the group couldn’t decide how to best distribute the donations. Now that a deal has been set in motion, Gov. Hickenlooper is glad the money is finally getting to those who need it, telling NBC News:

“These payments won’t replace loved ones who died or completely heal all wounds, ... but through the generosity of others we hope victims and their families can use this money to continue their recovery.”

Victim compensation is expected to be finalized in December. James Holmes, the alleged shooter, faces 152 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes.

Aurora Shooting Victims and Families to Receive Compensation

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Nov 17, 2012

Aurora Shooting Victims and Families to Receive Compensation

(Image source: KUSA)


BY LOWELL THOMAS
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


After four months, the Aurora shooting victims will get compensation. KOAA has the details...

“The 12 families of those killed-- as well as five victims who suffered permanent brain damage or paralysis-- will be given 220-thousand dollars. the rest will be granted based on the length of the victim's hospital stay.”

Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation for the victims of 9/11, has been working closely with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. According to the Denver Post...

“Seventy percent of the final fund balance Thursday … will be given in the next few days to the families of the deceased and to five victims who suffered permanent brain damage or physical paralysis in the killing rampage.”

The private donations amount to more than 5 million 3 hundred thousand dollars and it can’t come soon enough for victims who have only received partial payments since the massacre. The Examiner reported in September...

“...Governor Hickenlooper hired Community First, a local Denver help agency, to manage donations received from all over the world after the shootings in July. To date, the victims have received less than 10 percent of the $5 million received by Community First.”

Why the four-month hold up? It was reportedly delayed because the group couldn’t decide how to best distribute the donations. Now that a deal has been set in motion, Gov. Hickenlooper is glad the money is finally getting to those who need it, telling NBC News:

“These payments won’t replace loved ones who died or completely heal all wounds, ... but through the generosity of others we hope victims and their families can use this money to continue their recovery.”

Victim compensation is expected to be finalized in December. James Holmes, the alleged shooter, faces 152 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes.

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