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Just In: Jury Orders Alex Jones To Pay $1 BILLION To Sandy Hook Families – Defamation Judgment

The ‘Jury Orders Alex Jones To Pay $1 BILLION To Sandy Hook Families – Defamation Judgment’ On Wednesday, a Connecticut jury ordered Infowars host Alex Jones to pay a total of $965 million to the families of eight people killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Just In: Jury Orders Alex Jones To Pay $1 BILLION To Sandy Hook Families – Defamation Judgment

According to the Hartford Courant, Jones defaulted on the defamation trial because he repeatedly failed to provide the court with business records. Judge Barbara Bellis subsequently concluded that Jones’ claims that the mass shooting was a hoax were defamatory and led to ongoing harassment targeting the victims’ families.

Adam Lanza killed his mother in 2012 before opening fire on 20 children and 6 adults inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Then Lanza turned the weapon on himself.

Alex Jones

Over time, baseless allegations that the Sandy Hook massacre victims’ families faked their children’s deaths have been leveled against them by Jones and his allies. On his platform, Jones specifically claimed that the mass shooting in 2012 was a “false flag” operation carried out by “crisis actors.” The families of the victims have occasionally had to provide evidence of the deaths of their children.

On Wednesday, a default judgment was also given to an FBI agent in addition to the relatives of the eight shooting victims.

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According to CNN, the breakdown of the $965 million in compensatory damages are as follows:

  • Robert Parker, father of 6-year-old Emilie Parker: $120,000,000
  • William Sherlach, husband of 56-year-old school employee Mary Sherlach: $36,000,000 
  • David Wheeler, father of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler: $55,000,000 
  • Francine Wheeler, mother of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler: $54,000,000 
  • Jacqueline Barden, mother of 7-year-old Daniel Barden: $28,800,000 
  • Mark Barden, father of 7-year-old Daniel Barden: $57,600,000
  • Nicole Hockley, mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley: $73,600,000 
  • Ian Hockley, father of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley: $81,600,000 
  • Jennifer Hensel, for the estate of Jeremy Richman (died by suicide), father of 6-year-old Avielle Richman: $52,000,000 
  • Donna Soto, mother of teacher Victoria Soto: $48,000,000 
  • Carlee Soto-Parisi, sister of teacher Victoria Soto: $66,000,000  
  • Carlos Matthew Soto, brother of teacher Victoria Soto: $57,600,000  
  • Jillian Soto-Marino, sister of teacher Victoria Soto: $68,800,000  
  • William Aldenberg, FBI agent and first responder: $90,000,000 
  • Erica Lafferty/trustee Richard M. Coan, daughter of school principal Dawn Hochsprung: $76,000,000 

A Texas jury ruled in August that Jones must pay Jesse Lewis’ parents, who lost their 6-year-old son Jesse in the Sandy Hook shooting, almost $49 million.

A Sandy Hook family has filed a third case, which is still active.

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