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Alex Jones to recover US$75,000 in fines in Sandy Hook trial

Waterbury, Conn. — Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will get back the US$75,000 in fines he sued in a Connecticut court last month for failing to appear in a statement on his claim that Sandy Hook Elementary School The shooting was a hoax, a judge has ruled.

Relatives of some of the 20 children and six teachers killed in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 sued Jones for defamation, saying they had received harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers. A judge found Jones liable for damages, and a trial on how much he should pay the families is set for August.

Judge Barbara Bellis in Waterbury ordered the money back on Thursday, as Jones finally showed in a rescheduled statement last week. The fine, which increased daily, was intended to ensure that Jones appeared for questioning.

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Jones said he missed a statement on March 23 and 24 in Austin, Texas – the home of Jones and InfoWars – because of a medical problem that included vertigo. He said his doctors initially thought it was a serious heart problem, but later it turned out to be a sinus infection. Bayliss said there was not enough evidence Jones was too ill to attend the statement.

Jones paid a daily fine of $25,000 for April 1 and a daily fine of $50,000 for April 4. They then attended a statement in Bridgeport on 5 and 6 April.

An attorney for the Sandy Hook families declined to comment Friday. A message was left for Jones’ attorney.

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Jones was also found liable for damages in similar defamation lawsuits by relatives of victims in Texas, where a trial is set to begin later this month. Jones has since said that he believes the shooting took place.

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