Latest Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting News

Alex Jones’ $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Aug. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

Aug. 05, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by...

How Alex Jones' bombastic behavior impacts him in court

Aug. 05, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones bulled through the first of several trials against him that could decimate his personal fortune and media empire in his usual way: loud, aggressive and talking about conspiracies both in and out the courtroom. It was...

Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M

Aug. 04, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million being sought — in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the...

Jury orders Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million for calling 2012 massacre a hoax

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jury orders Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million for calling 2012 massacre a hoax.

Sandy Hook lawyer: Jan. 6 panel asked for Alex Jones' texts

Aug. 04, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims about the attack said Thursday that the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee has requested two years' worth of records from...

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

Aug. 03, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years, bombastic far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ranted to his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, that children weren’t killed and that parents were crisis actors in an elaborate ruse to force gun control. ...

EXPLAINER: Is Alex Jones’ trial about free speech rights?

Aug. 03, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrived at a Texas courthouse for his defamation trial for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack a hoax with the words “Save the 1st” scrawled on tape covering his mouth. Although Jones portrays the lawsuit against him as...

Sandy Hook parents: Alex Jones claims created 'living hell'

Aug. 02, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fighting back tears and finally given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting described being put through a “living hell” of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma...

Psychiatrist says Sandy Hook parents fear for their lives

Aug. 01, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim live with a complex form of post-traumatic stress disorder and a constant fear that followers of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will kill them, a psychiatrist testified Monday at Jones' defamation trial. ...