Jury finds Alex Jones caused $4.1 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents

08.05.2022 - By Anderson Cooper 360

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A jury found that right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones caused parents of a Sandy Hook victim a little more than $4 million in compensatory damages, far less than the $150 million they were asking for. Scarlett Lewis and Neil Haslin lost their son Jesse Lewis in the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. Elizabeth Williamson of the New York Times is the author of “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth” and has been in court for the trial. She tells AC360 what the mood was like in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
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