Jury finds Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million to parents of Sandy Hook victim

08.06.2022 - By Anderson Cooper 360

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A jury decided that ring-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay the parents of a Sandy Hook victim $45.2 million in punitive damages, a day after the jury awarded the parents $4.1 in compensatory damages. Plaintiffs Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin lost their son Jesse in the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children and six adults were killed. They were seeking $150 million. CNN Senior Investigation Correspondent Drew Griffin joins AC360 to break down the jury’s decision.
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