BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The families of more than a dozen victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting will split $1.5 million under settlements of lawsuits filed against the estate of the gunman’s mother.
Joshua Koskoff, a lawyer for several victims’ families, said the settlements were finalized last Thursday in documents filed in Bridgeport Superior Court.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
The lawsuits said Nancy Lanza failed to properly secure her legally owned Bushmaster AR-15 rifle. Her son, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, used the rifle to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
Lanza killed his mother before the school shooting and killed himself afterward.READ MORE: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
The families of 16 people who were killed in the massacre will split $1.5 million from Nancy Lanza’s homeowner’s insurance.
The families also are suing the maker of the Bushmaster rifle.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
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