Orlando nightclub shooting victims’ families get $350K each
ORLANDO, Fla. — Each of the estates of the 49 patrons killed in the gay nightclub massacre in Orlando will receive $350,000 from donations raised for the victims, an official with the OneOrlando Fund said Tuesday.
But at least half of the deceased patrons have family members or partners who are fighting over claims as money from the fund is being distributed this week for victims of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
“We do have a number of disputes amongst families of the dead,” said Alex Martins, chair of the OneOrlando board and also president of the Orlando Magic basketball team. “It’s parents in dispute with a partner, who perhaps they didn’t know, or it’s estranged parents, claiming each one of them should receive the funds.” – READ MORE