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A second trial begins for Alex Jones over his Sandy Hook hoax claims

Added 09-13-22 12:07:01pm EST - “A Connecticut jury began hearing arguments in a second trial to decide how much money the conspiracy theorist should pay relatives of victims for spreading a lie that the massacre was a hoax.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “A second trial begins for Alex Jones over his Sandy Hook hoax claims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alex Jones talks to reporters during a break in his trial in Austin, Texas, on July 26. Briana Sanchez/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool hide caption

WATERBURY, Conn. — A Connecticut jury began hearing arguments Tuesday in a trial to decide how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for spreading a lie that the massacre was a hoax.

The trial is being held in Waterbury, less than 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Newtown, where 26 children and teachers were shot to death in 2012.

More than a dozen family members, including parents of some victims, filed into the courtroom to listen to the opening statements and first day of evidence.

It's the second such trial for Jones, who was ordered by a Texas jury last month to pay nearly $50 million to the parents of one of the slain children.

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