On Thursday, August 4, 2022, a Texas jury decided Conservative media personality Alex Jones is liable for $4.1 in damages to families of the Sandy Hook shooting.
The jurors have yet to evaluate the parent’s requests that as much as $75 million be paid out in punitive damages.
Following the shooting on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Alex Jones questioned the veracity of the event.
He later apologized and recanted his questioning, agreeing the shooting was real.
Jones blamed his line of questioning on personal struggles at the time, and a tendency to question every news fact.
On July 29, the parent company of Infowars, Free Speech Systems LLC, filed for bankruptcy.