Victims of Sandy Hook Shooting Settle $1.5 Million Lawsuits Against Estate of Shooter's Mother
08/03/2015 AT 04:35 PM EDT
Those families will receive just under $94,000 each to settle lawsuits against the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza, according to the Hartford Courant.
In December of 2012, Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree, killing 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School before putting the gun on himself. Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home earlier that morning.
According to the Courant, the attorneys who worked on the case pro bono so that the families could get all of the proceeds.
There were claims that were made in two separate lawsuits filed against the estate of Nancy Lanza, which consists of a $1.5 million homeowner's insurance policy that Lanza had on her Newtown home. The families of the sixteen victims agreed to equally divide the $1.5 million estate, according to the Courant.
After the Lanza home was purchased by a bank then turned over to the town last January, the citizens of Newtown voted to demolish the home.
"I think it was the right thing to do for the families who live there and have to deal with the curiosity seekers," Mary Ann Jacob, chairman for the Newtown Legislative Council, told CNN in January. "I think they should have their neighborhood back."
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