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Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M

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Alex Jones Confronted , With Evidence of Deception , in Defamation Trial. On August 3, a lawyer representing Sandy Hook parents revealed text messages from Alex Jones' cellphone showing he knowingly withheld key evidence. On August 3, a lawyer representing Sandy Hook parents revealed text messages from Alex Jones' cellphone showing he knowingly withheld key evidence. 'The New York Times' reports that the messages were accidentally sent to the families' lawyers by Jones' legal team. . The disclosure of the texts came on the final day of testimony in a trial to determine the amount of money Jones must pay the parents of children killed at Sandy Hook. The disclosure of the texts came on the final day of testimony in a trial to determine the amount of money Jones must pay the parents of children killed at Sandy Hook. The jury reportedly began deliberating the case late on August 3. . According to the 'NYT,' the texts may also be important to the House January 6 committee, as Jones is also under scrutiny for his role in the attack on the Capitol. We fully intend on cooperating with law-enforcement and U.S. government officials interested in seeing these materials, Mark Bankston, attorney representing Sandy Hook parents, via 'The New York Times' . The parents’ lawyer, Mark Bankston, estimated that the files accidentally sent by Jones' lawyers contained several hundred gigabytes of data. The attorney also revealed new evidence that Jones failed to produce court-ordered documents related to his statements regarding the mass shooting and the victims. . The attorney also revealed new evidence that Jones failed to produce court-ordered documents related to his statements regarding the mass shooting and the victims. . Additionally, financial records presented by Bankston contradicted claims Jones made while under oath that he was bankrupt. Last year, Jones lost four defamation cases filed against him by the families of 10 victims of the mass shooting which killed 20 first graders and six educators. Last year, Jones lost four defamation cases filed against him by the families of 10 victims of the mass shooting which killed 20 first graders and six educators

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly claiming the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a hoax.

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The Austin jury must still decide how much the Infowars host must pay in punitive damages to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse Lewis was among the 20 children and six educators who were killed in the 2012 attack in Newtown, Connecticut.

The parents had sought at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Jones’ attorney asked the jury to limit damages to $8 — one dollar for each of the compensation charges they are considering — and Jones himself said any award over $2 million “would sink us.”

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