The jury made its decision in the first Alex Jones Sandy Hook court case, awarding Sandy Hook families $4.1 million.
More from the Austin American-Statesman:
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis damage awards totaling $4.1 million, an Austin jury determined Thursday — far below the $150 million requested.
The financial hit against Jones and his main company, Free Speech Systems, may not be over.
In the next phase of the trial to begin Friday morning, jurors will be asked to issue punitive damages that are intended as punishment after hearing testimony from the parents’ economic expert on the net worth of Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems.
After hearing seven days of evidence and a range of witnesses, jurors began deliberating Wednesday afternoon and announced their verdict around 4:15 p.m. Thursday.
Alex Jones has been ordered by the jury to pay two Sandy Hook parents over $4,100,000. Sandy Hook lawyers had been asking for $150 million. The verdict was signed by 10 members of the 12-member jury. https://t.co/rBety9gaL9
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 4, 2022
A separate shorter trial will be held Friday to determine what, if any, punitive damages Jones should pay.
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