Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents nearly $50M in total | USA TODAY

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A jury ordered Alex Jones to pay $49.3 million to the parents of a boy who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.

RELATED: Alex Jones damages: $4 million for Sandy Hook parents, jury says

A Texas jury on Friday ordered Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay $49.3 million in total damages to the parents of a first-grader killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which the conspiracy theorist falsely called a hoax orchestrated by the government to tighten U.S. gun laws.

The amount is less than the $150 million sought by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old son Jesse Lewis was among the 20 children and six educators killed in the deadliest classroom shooting in U.S. history. The trial is the first time Jones has been held financially liable for peddling lies about the 2012 attack in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jurors at first awarded Heslin and Lewis $4.1 million in compensatory damages, which Jones called a major victory. But in the final phase of the two-week trial, the same Austin jury came back and tacked on an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages.

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5 comments

Aisadal August 6, 2022 - 11:39 PM

Justice and schadenfraude is so sweet 😆

Cg 2much August 6, 2022 - 11:39 PM

A lot of money Alex Jones will have to pay

tricky August 6, 2022 - 11:40 PM

that man is evil. He's lived in his fantasy world for so long that he has trouble understanding the gravity of facts

MASTER August 6, 2022 - 11:40 PM

EN ESPAÑA YA QUIEREN VER AHORCADOS A LOS GENOCIDAS SATANICOS.
FIN.

Jackie Bennett August 6, 2022 - 11:40 PM

He deserves everything he gets. These families are gonna suffer for the rest of their lives because of the loss of their children and he’s on the media doing the things that’s he’s doing. This is reality. It’s not a hoax or nothing to make light of. Tf