Alex Jones ordered to pay additional $45m in punitive damages to family of Sandy Hook victim

Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $45.2m in punitive damages to the family of a Sandy Hook victim by a Texas jury, in addition to the $4.11m he already must pay them in compensatory damages.The right-wing conspiracy theorist was not in court as the jury in Travis County, Texas, returned its unanimous verdict against him on Friday (5 August).Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose six-year-old son Jesse was killed in the shooting, sued Jones and Infowars for claiming the massacre was a “false flag” operation.