Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $4.1 Million to Parents of Sandy Hook Victim

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $4.1 Million to Parents of Sandy Hook Victim
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AUSTIN, Texas — was ordered by a jury to pay $4.1 million to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in the first of several trials seeking damages for his repeated public statements suggesting the massacre was a hoax. The jury will continue to hear evidence Friday on whether to award further punitive damages, for what the judge in the case earlier termed Mr. Jones’ “outrageous” conduct surrounding the shooting. The total amount awarded against Mr. Jones in his Austin hometown could imperil the popular broadcaster and his Infowars empire, which has sought bankruptcy protection.