Latest Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting News

Judge backs full $49M jury award against Alex Jones in Texas

Nov. 22, 2022 18:59 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge said Tuesday she will not lower a nearly $50 million punishment against Alex Jones that a jury handed down earlier this year over the Infowars host spreading false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Since that...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 16, 2022 14:47 PM EST

Greensboro News and Record. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Gun deaths are new norm On the same day a memorial honoring the 26 victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, another tragedy. Police have arrested...

Sandy Hook memorial opens nearly 10 years after 26 killed

Nov. 13, 2022 15:34 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Bouquets of flowers floated counterclockwise in the waters of the circular memorial pool, passing the engraved names of the 20 first graders and six educators killed a short distance away at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly 10 years ago. The long-awaited...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $473M more to Sandy Hook families

Nov. 10, 2022 16:21 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones and his company were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay an extra $473 million for promoting false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre, bringing the total judgment against him in a lawsuit filed by the victims’ families to a...

Judge orders Infowars host Alex Jones to pay additional $473 million for lies about Sandy Hook school shooting

Nov. 10, 2022 13:47 PM EST
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Judge orders Infowars host Alex Jones to pay additional $473 million for lies about Sandy Hook school shooting.

Alex Jones trial moves to punitive damages phase

Nov. 04, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones faces the possibility of having more steep penalties heaped onto the vast amount he already owes for spreading conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as the punitive damages phase began Friday in a lawsuit filed by the...

Alex Jones seeks new trial after $1B Sandy Hook verdict

Oct. 22, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has asked a Connecticut judge to throw out a nearly $1 billion verdict against him and order a new trial in a lawsuit by Sandy Hook families, who say they were subjected to harassment and threats from Jones' lies about the 2012 Newtown school...

Is Alex Jones verdict the death of disinformation? Unlikely

Oct. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut jury's ruling this week ordering Alex Jones to pay $965 million to parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims he maligned was heartening for people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don't expect it to make conspiracy theories go away. ...

$1B judgment against Alex Jones not the final word

Oct. 13, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The nearly $1 billion judgment against Alex Jones for spreading false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre brought long-sought relief to family members and hopes the eye-popping figure would deter others from broadcasting falsehoods. ...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $965 million for Sandy Hook lies

Oct. 12, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Jurors ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims’ relatives and an FBI agent, who said he turned their loss and trauma into years of torment by promoting the lie that the rampage was a...