Sniper victims' fund tops $500,000
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Checks for $5,000 will be distributed to the families of 16 people shot in the Washington area sniper shootings, money that comes from $500,000 raised by a victim advocacy group.
The payments are the third by the Victims' Rights Foundation, which has taken donations from across the country to help relatives of those killed and survivors of the sniper shootings.
This round also includes two Prince George's men allegedly shot by sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in September.
The men, Paul LaRuffa and Muhammad Rashid, were originally left out because they weren't among the victims shot during the October shooting spree.