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Sheriff to Donate Funds from Campaign Fundraiser to Colo. Shooting Victims

Part of the proceeds from a movie night campaign fundraiser will go to the Colorado victims



    (Published Tuesday, July 24, 2012)

    Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti will donate a portion of the proceeds from his movie night campaign fundraiser to the Colorado shooting victims.

    Lamberti had chosen the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises” six weeks ago the movie for his campaign fundraiser in Deerfield Beach.

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    Lamberti told NBC 6 that a portion of the donations will go to a fund for the shooting victims. His office will also be organizing a blood drive.

    “Obviously they need money but more than anything they need blood, 70 people were shot so in addition to tonight we're going to be doing a blood drive at the sheriff's office,” Lamberti said.

    In Aurora this past weekend residents leaned on each other for support and President Barack Obama visited with some of the victim's families.

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    After Monday's hearing the prosecutor was asked about the death penalty.

    Prosecutor Carol Chamber said, “victims will be impacted by that decision an enormous way for years ... so they will want to have and we will want to get their input before we make any kind of decision on that."

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    Meanwhile, also on Monday James Holmes made his first appearance in a Colorado courtroom.

    At a news conference in California, the Holmes family attorney, Lisa Damiana, said their hearts go out to the victims and their families.

    “At this time we will not be discussing James or his relationship to the family,” Damiana said.

    Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado outside Denver.

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    The massacre happened during a midnight screening Thursday of the movie.