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Survivors Of Aurora Shooting Massacre Ordered To Pay Cinema £530,000

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Survivors Of Aurora Shooting Massacre Ordered To Pay Cinema £530,000

The victims' families and survivors of the Aurora Massacre have been ordered to pay the cinema where it took place $700,000 (£530,000).

This is a result of legal fees after the group filed an unsuccessful lawsuit against the cinema, claiming Cinemark didn't do enough to prevent the shooting.

The shooting made international headlines back in 2012 when James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Cinema lawyers have told the judge that the group should pay back the money to cover 'the costs of preserving evidence, retrieving and copying records, travel and other expenses'. This includes $500,000 that was used to get experts to testify for the cinema, according to Los Angeles Times.

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Reports have revealed that the judge in the case had told the survivors that they should accept a settlement of $150,000 during the trial. They didn't take this offer after a mother of one of the victims who sadly died in the shooting refused to accept.

Cinemark lawyer, Kevin Taylor, said that shootings like this are so rare that the cinema couldn't have anticipated it, adding: "Mr. Holmes was completely unpredictable, unforeseeable, unpreventable and unstoppable."

Holmes pleaded innocent due to insanity at his trial. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

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Featured image credit: YouTube/TMZ

Topics: Strange, Shooting

Mel Ramsay
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