Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand at his defamation trial as he tries to limit the damages he must pay for promoting the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax.
An FBI agent struggled to control his emotions as he described seeing bodies inside Sandy Hook elementary school — a scene that the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones later claimed was staged by actors.
Jones is being sued for defamation by the parents of a first grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 for saying the school shooting was a hoax on his radio show.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified that he now understands it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax.
Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012, testified that he has endured online abuse, anonymous phone calls and harassment on the street.
A Texas judge pushed back the first jury trial over how much the conspiracy theorist should pay the families of Sandy Hook victims. Jones' Infowars company sought bankruptcy protection this week.
Following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, journalist Elizabeth Williamson says, conspiracy theorists tormented the victims' families by accusing them of being actors.
The elementary school shooting left 20 students and six adults dead. The settlement is thought to be first of its kind, awarding major damages against a U.S. gun manufacturer based on a mass shooting.
Remington Arms, the now-bankrupt gun-maker being sued by nine families of those killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has subpoenaed academic, attendance and disciplinary records.
Lawyers for victims' families suing Remington say the gun-maker is slowing the legal process by filing thousands of pictures, videos and emoji. Remington sources say that accusation is not fair.
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