Aurora Theater Shooting

Theater shooting funds: Money suggested for death and physical injury, not psychological kind

Ken Feinberg, the "special master" of the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, stood Thursday night in a suit and tie before a couple dozen theater shooting victims at the Aurora library and explained his idea for doling out the more than $5 million in donations to the fund: The "bulk of the money" to the families of the twelve who died and the half-dozen who were permanently injured in the theater shooting, the rest to those who were shot but not as badly and none, unfortunately, to those who weren't hurt but who witnessed the carnage.
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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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