The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

World, nation, state

June 9, 2013

Mothers of slain students say charity denied funds

CHARDON — Mothers of teens killed in a northeast Ohio school shooting have testified that a charity denied them money from a trust fund set up to help the victims’ families and others.

The mothers of two of the three boys killed in the Chardon High School shootings in February 2012 testified Friday in a lawsuit the teens’ families filed against the United Way agencies of Greater Cleveland and Geauga County. The suit alleges the fund wasn’t administered properly.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1bfQxaC) reports Daniel Parmertor’s and Russell King’s mothers testified that fund overseers disregarded them.

A fund spokeswoman says families were told after payments stopped that they could still ask for money if needed.

Teen T. J. Lane was sentenced to life in prison for the shootings and is appealing.

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