US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is expected to take the stand on Tuesday to defend claims he should pay the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook massacre for falsely claiming the arrest was a hoax.
Jones, the founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, is on trial in a Texas courtroom to find out how much he must pay for spreading lies about the killing of 20 children and 6 staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Connecticut , on December 14, 2012.
Jones lawyer said he had already paid the amount after it was deplatformed in 2018, losing millions of viewers. Jones acknowledged that the arrest had taken place. He is expected to take the stand Tuesday, the parents’ lawyer said.
The parents will also testify on Tuesday.
The defamation suit in Austin, Texas, that Infowars is relying on, is believed to be one of many filed by victims who claim they were harassed by Jones’ supporters over his false claims.
Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, 20, used a Remington Bushmaster rifle to stop the bloodshed. It ended when Lanza committed suicide to the approaching sound of police sirens.