Alex Jones has been forced to pay $45.2 million due to Sandy Hook.

In addition to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he caused them by insisting for years that the country’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The sum of $49.3 million is less than the $150 million requested by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old son Jesse Lewis was one of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, shooting. But the trial represents the first time Jones has been made to pay for spreading false information about the massacre, alleging it was planned by the government to enact stricter gun control measures.

Lewis then stated that Jones, who wasn’t there for the verdict, has been held accountable. She claimed that as she stood before Jones and met his eyes, she was inspired by her son, who is credited with saving lives by saying “run” while the murderer halted in his spree.

Lewis added, “He stood up to the bully Adam Lanza and saved the lives of nine of his classmates. “I hope that when I was able to confront bully Alex Jones, I gave that great courage justice. I hope that motivates others to follow suit.

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