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Alex Jones Ordered TO COVER $4.1 Million To Parents Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim

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Infowars host Alex Jones must pay the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim $4.1 million in damages, a jury in Texas decided Thursday, as Jones faces several lawsuits for falsely claiming the tragedy that killed 20 elementary schoolers didn’t occur.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails during trial at the … [+] Travis County Courthouse in Austin.

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KEY POINTS

Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, whose child Jesse was killed in the 2012 Connecticut shooting, had asked jurors to award $150 million, after filing case claiming Jones had defamed them and intentionally inflicted emotional distress.

The household was awarded $4.1 million in compensatory damages, and another trial is likely to be held to award punitive damages.

Jones said at one point in the trial that any penalty above $2 million would sink Infowars.

WHAT THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR

The punitive part of the trial will concentrate on the web worth of Jones and Infowars.

Key Background

Jones acknowledged through the trial he believes the Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 children and six school staffers dead is 100% real, after long promoting conspiracy theories on his radio show suggesting the shooting was a hoax, comments the parents said have caused years of distress. The trial was considered a model for how other cases against Jones might proceeda Connecticut judge has held Jones liable in an identical defamation case brought by other families. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of Austin, Texas, found Jones liable automagically this past year after he spent four years refusing to show over financial records along with other documents to the court, but jurors deliberated this week in the damages part of his trial.

Surprising Fact

The Texas trial was marked by bizarre happenings both inside and out from the courtroom. The largest bombshell came Wednesday, when plaintiffs attorney Mark Bankston revealed Jones lawyers had accidentally sent him 2 yrs worth of Jones cellular phone records. Bankston accused Jones of perjury, presenting numerous texts and emails on Jones phone where he mentioned Sandy Hook, after Jones testified under oath he cannot find any texts mentioning Sandy Hook and asserted he will not use email. Jones also said on his radio show this week he believes the judge in the event and the plaintiffs attorneys are demonically possessed.

Further Reading

HAVE YOU ANY IDEA What Perjury Is?: Alex Jones Lawyers Apparently Forwarded His Damning Texts To Opposing Counsel (Forbes)

Alex Jones Calls Sandy Hook Trial Judge Demonically Possessed RIGHT BEFORE Hes Set To Testify (Forbes)

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