Alex Jones hit with $45.2 million in punitive damages over Sandy Hook

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New York Daily News

A Texas jury punished conspiracy-peddler Alex Jones with a $45.2 million judgment Friday — just a day after awarding a family he defamed $4.1 million in damages. The InfoWars host claimed after the 2012 mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that the massacre was a hoax designed to drum up support for gun control advocates. Jones, who was deemed culpable by reason of default after refusing to provide court-ordered records, admitted in testimony earlier this week that the killing of 20 children and six educators at the Newtown, Conn., school was in fact “100%” real. On Friday, jurors in …

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