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Colo. theater victim families question fundraising

Posted: August 28, 2012 4:07 p.m.
Updated: August 28, 2012 4:07 p.m.

Tom Teves, spokesman of the families of some of the 12 people killed in the Colorado theater shooting said they are upset with the way the millions of dollars raised since the tragedy are being distributed.

 

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Families of some of the 12 people killed in the Colorado theater shooting are upset with the way the millions of dollars raised since the tragedy are being distributed.

They held an emotional news conference Tuesday in Aurora.

Tom Teves (teevz), whose son was killed, criticized fundraisers for not giving victims a voice in how the money is distributed, even though it was raised using the pictures and names of "our murdered loved ones."

So far, just over $5 million has been raised with $5,000 each going to the families of 70 victims to meet their immediate financial needs. However, $100,000 has gone to 10 nonprofit groups. No other money has been distributed yet.

Teves also questioned the commitment of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to helping the victims.

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