Jury Selected for Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook Defamation Trial

A Texas jury was selected in a civil trial that will determine for the first time how much Infowars host Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents.

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FILE - Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018. Jury selection is set for Monday, July 25, 2022, in a trial that will determine for the first time how much Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents for falsely telling his audience that the deadliest classroom shooting in U.S. history was a hoax. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury was selected Monday in a civil trial that will determine for the first time how much Infowars host Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents for falsely telling his audience that the deadliest classroom shooting in U.S. history was a hoax. Opening statements are set for Tuesday. The trial in Austin — where the conspiracy theorist lives and broadcasts his show — follows months of delays.…

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