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Aurora theater shooting victim selling shotgun pellet from her body to avoid being homeless

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 15:36:05-05

Denver, Co. - A Navy veteran hit by gunfire during the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado is looking to turn her pain into profit.

Carli Richards, 24, was inside the theater when James Holmes opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others – including Carli.

Carli suffered injuries to her back, arms and shoulders.

According to KDVR, she’s now hoping to sell the pellets that were removed from her body, in order to help her with bills and other debts.

“I’ve had trouble holding on to jobs, we got flooded out of our home at one point, I mean it’s been one thing after the other,” she says.

Carli hopes the pellets will raise around $1,650. The site running the sale promises all of the profits will be returned to her.

The site, Serial Killers Ink, tells KDVR that it’s the first time they’ve sold an item on behalf of a victim of a crime.

Carli says the money will help with car insurance bills, food and basic living expenses.

Following the shooting, several groups raised money to help victims with funeral expenses, medical bills, and petty cash. However, some victims have complained in the past the money was not enough to cover job losses, therapy sessions, and other miscellaneous expenses.