Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has a lot of appealing to do! On Wednesday, a jury in Waterbury, Connecticut, awarded compensatory and punitive damages in the defamation cases brought by families of the lost Sandy Hook Elementary school children. Hosting his Infowars conspiracy misinformation show, Alex Jones used his platform to continuously lie about the victims of the worst shooting in recent American history, where 20 young children and six adults were murdered. The affected families were dogged by Jones’ listeners because Jones said the families were pretending to have lost their children in wide-ranging conspiracies concerning deep state gun control and other hooey.
The jury awarded a total of $965,000,000 in compensatory damages to 15 plaintiffs in this consolidation of three separate defamation cases against Jones. Another jury already awarded $50 million to parents of a murdered Sandy Hook child in August. Some of the Sandy Hook parents present in the courtroom cried as the decisions were announced. Punitive damages were also awarded, but Connecticut limits those to lawyer and court fees.
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Marissa Alter of News 12 Connecticut reported the breakdown of the damages:
- Robbie Parker was awarded $120 million
- David Wheeler was awarded $55 million
- Francine Wheeler was awarded $54 million
- Jackie Barden was awarded $28.8 million
- Mark Barden was awarded $57.6 million
- Nicole Hockley was awarded $73.6 million
- Ian Hockley was awarded $81.6 million
- Jennifer Hensel was awarded $52 million
- Donna Soto was awarded $48 million
- Matthew Soto was awarded $57.6 million
- Jillian Soto was awarded $68.8 million
- Bill Aldenberg was awarded $90 million
- Erica Lefferty was awarded $76 million
- William Sherlach was awarded $36 million
- Carlee Soto-Parisi was awarded $66 million
None of this will bring back these families’ loved ones. May Jones spend 26 lifetimes atoning for his sins.
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