Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis damage awards totaling $4.1 million, an Austin jury determined Thursday — far below the $150 million requested.
But the financial hit against Jones and his main company, Free Speech Systems, might not be over.
In the next phase of the trial to begin Friday morning, jurors will be asked to issue punitive damages that are intended as punishment after hearing testimony from the parents’ economic expert on the net worth of Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems.
Parents’ lawyer Mark Bankston said he was not at all disappointed in the size of the verdict, calling $4.1 million a substantial sum for compensatory damages.
Read more at The Austin American-Statesman