Jury awards $45.2 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook trial

Posted on AllSides August 5th, 2022
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U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages - on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages already awarded - for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury decided on Friday.

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