US conspiracy theorist and far-right figure Alex Jones was ordered on Friday to pay an additional $45.2 million (€44.3 million) in punitive damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.
The defamation case was brought against Jones due to his claim that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut was a “hoax.”
The sum is in addition to the $4.1 million in compensatory damages already awarded to the parents of one of the victims of the shooting.
The amount is less than the $150 million sought by the parents of the victim.
In total, 19 children and six teachers were killed in the shooting, which is the US’ deadliest to date.
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