38 victims of the Aurora, Co. shooting will receive funds

Aurora theater shooting

AURORA, CO. (WTVR) – Details have been finalized for dividing the final balance of $5,338,360.32 in donations for the victim’s in July’s theater shooting.

The Aurora Victim Relief Fund approved 38 out of the 57 claims that were processed by the Colorado Governor’s Office.  Families of the 12 people killed and five people who suffered permanent brain damage or paralysis will get $220,000 each.

Six people who spent more than 20 days in the hospital will receive $160,000 each.  The two people who spent 8 to 19 days in the hospital will receive $91,680 each.  13 others who were hospitalized will receive $35,000 each.

According to a press release on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s website, victims who did not need overnight hospitalization and claims for mental trauma cannot be compensated.

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

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