PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh says it won't accept an estimated $225,000 bequest from the gunman who committed suicide after killing three women and wounding nine others at a Pittsburgh-area health club.
Court papers of the intended estate gift were filed Friday by the brother and executor for 48-year-old George Sodini. University spokesman Robert Hill rejected the offer on Tuesday.
Two women injured in the Aug. 4 shooting an L.A. Fitness club intend to sue Sodini's estate. Lisa Marie Fleeher and Ashley Ferragonio filed notices Tuesday in Allegheny County court.
Attorney Henry Sneath says both women have undergone surgery and are recovering, but face additional surgeries.
Sodini graduated from Pitt in 1992 and named the school as beneficiary in a 2007 will.