Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist, was ordered by a jury in the United States to pay $965 million in damages to the families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school tragedy for its

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It was much higher than the $49 million Jones was forced to pay in a comparable case by a Texas jury in August. lies that the catastrophe was a fabrication. 

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Meanwhile, Jones' supporters waged a decade-long campaign of harassment against the families and made death threats against them, according to attorney Chris Mattei. 

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All of these families were "drowning in anguish," according to Mattei, and Alex Jones "placed his foot right on top of them." 

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Pattis declared, "This is not a political case. The issue is how much should be paid out to the plaintiffs. 

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The trial testimony of William Sherlach, whose wife, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, was one of those killed in the massacre, was replayed in court on Wednesday at the request of the jurors. 

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In August, a different jury in Austin, Texas, the home of Jones' Infowars conspiracy theory website,

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ordered him and his business to pay $49.3 million to a different pair of Sandy Hook parents. 

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The parents of another kid slain in the incident have now filed a lawsuit against Jones, and Jones will go on trial for a third time in Texas at the end of the year. 

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