Virginia Tech. mediator to dole out funds to victims of the Colorado shooting

Virginia Tech. mediator to dole out funds to victims of the Colorado shooting

September 21st, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Family members and victims leave court after a hearing for suspected movie theater shooter James Holmes in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Holmes has been charged in the shooting at the Aurora theater on July 20 that killed twelve people and injured more than 50.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

DENVER - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says the mediator who oversaw compensation for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks will oversee the distribution of money donated to the victims of the shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater.

Twelve people were killed and 58 injured in the attack in Aurora on July 20.

Hickenlooper said Friday that Kenneth Feinberg won't be paid in his role as a special master overseeing the distribution of donations. Hickenlooper says Feinberg is taking the role "as a patriot in the purest way."