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Jury sent home; Alex Jones testimony to continue next week

Sep. 23, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers in the defamation trial of Alex Jones agreed Friday not to return him to the stand until next week after a contentious day of testimony Thursday about his promotion of the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax. Jones lawyer, Norm...

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

Sep. 22, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26...

Sandy Hook families testify about threats, fear of deniers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Erica Lafferty said the general harassment began soon after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, with people telling her it was a hoax and that her mother never died. But soon, she said, it got scary and more graphic. “Things would be mailed to my house that...

Alex Jones makes 1st appearance outside Sandy Hook trial

Sep. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A defiant Alex Jones showed up at a Connecticut courthouse Tuesday and hurled insults at the judge overseeing a trial to determine how much he owes for spreading the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. Jones spent just a few...

Witness questioned about Jones criticism of Sandy Hook trial

Sep. 16, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is on trial in Connecticut for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, continued Friday to describe the proceedings as a “kangaroo court” from his Infowars studio in Texas. Jones' commentary became a focus of...

Infowars sales spiked as Jones talked about Sandy Hook

Sep. 15, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars' revenues and website viewership spiked as Alex Jones alleged on his show in 2014 that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, according to documents shown to a jury Thursday. Jones and his Free Speech Systems company are on trial in...

Infowars rep: 'False statements' on Sandy Hook shooting

Sep. 14, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A representative for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars empire acknowledged on the witness stand Wednesday that the show and website spread falsehoods about the Sandy Hook school shooting. “I don’t think that we disagree that there were false...

Sandy Hook witnesses testify about Alex Jones' hoax claims

Sep. 13, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A sister of a teacher killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre and an FBI agent who responded to the school shooting became overwhelmed with emotion Tuesday as they described what it has been like to be accused of being crisis actors by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and...

Trial set to begin for Alex Jones in Sandy Hook hoax case

Sep. 12, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A month after losing one nearly $50 million verdict, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to go on trial a second time for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax and causing several of the victims' families emotional and psychological harm. ...

Alex Jones lawyer takes the Fifth during Sandy Hook hearing

Aug. 25, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for c onspiracy theorist Alex Jones invoked his right against self-incrimination Thursday during a civil court hearing in Connecticut over the possible improper disclosure of confidential medical records of relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School...