Computer programmer leaves $225,000 to university


Health club gunman left $225,000 to university

Aug. 18, 2009 07:17 AM

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - A gunman who committed suicide after killing three women and wounding nine others at a Pittsburgh-area health club wanted to leave his estimated $225,000 estate to the University of Pittsburgh.

Court papers were filed Friday by estate executor Michael Sodini. He is the brother of 48-year-old George Sodini, who shot the 12 women Aug. 4 inside an LA Fitness club.

A legal expert tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the bequest is likely moot, because Sodini's estate would probably be used to pay damages in any lawsuits that are filed. Also, a university spokesman says he isn't sure the school would accept the money anyway.

Sodini graduated from Pitt in 1992 with a degree in computer science. He had worked as a systems analyst at a Pittsburgh law firm since 1999.


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