Alex jones stands in the center with both fingers up talking to reporters. His attorney Antonio Reynal stands behind him.

There is an update at 5:55 pm. The families of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were awarded $4.1 million in damages by the jury in the defamation case against Alex Jones. The jury made a decision after seven hours of deliberations.

According to the lawsuit, Jones lied about the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, fake and a "false flag" operation by gun control proponents.

It is less than the $150 million families were originally demanding, but jurors still have to decide if there is any punishment owed to the families for Jones' reckless behavior. The parents talked about how Jones' conspiracy made people attack the grieving families.

There will be a defamation trial in Connecticut.

The original story was told.

Alex Jones has been accused of lying in court. It shouldn't come as a surprise. He lied to his large audience about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, claiming that the kids in that shooting were not real and part of a false flag conspiracy.

The lead attorney for Jones filed a motion to destroy all copies of texts he accidentally sent to the council 13 days ago. He sent Mark Bankston a message saying "please disregard" after learning of the mistake. The judge was told this should be grounds for a mis trial.

He said that he believed that was what would happen. The lawyers want to have a mis trial.

If Jones tried, he wouldn't have made any more mistakes during the trial. His legal team seemed to be trying to make up for his incompetence. While Jones was on the stand, Bankston strolled up to the online right-wing provocateur and said he had a several hundred gigabyte trove of text messages and other documents accidentally sent to his email by the defendants attorneys.

According to Bankston, Reynal has 10 days to identify the privilege for any of the material contained in the documents. Reynal did not claim privilege on any of those documents.

The rules of civil procedure in Texas show that a party can claim "privilege" to information submitted "inadvertently" to the opposing side. There is a 10-day period after the party who accidentally sent that information becomes aware of the mistake to identify what they actually meant to produce.

Bankston said that he was trying to put a "fig leaf over his own malpractice" and that he knew how to read the rules. The lawyer mentioned an incident when Robert Barnes accidentally handed over documents to the other side.

The lawyer for the Sandy Hook families told them that there was no legal duty on them.

The televised defamation trial has put Jones and his lawyers in the public eye. Jones believes that the massacre was real, though he continues to peddle conspiracy theories.

Bankston said that the defendants were worried about the mental health records of the Sandy Hook parents in a defamation case. There is a case in which the parents are not allowed to have those documents.

Bankston claimed that the texts from Jones' phone were sent to Roger Stone, who is wanted by the Jan. 6 Committee for his connections to the capitol storming. According to Rolling Stone, the committee is planning to subpoena Jones. Bankston said he was more than prepared to comply.

The documents that were submitted will be marked as confidential so that Judge Maya Guerra Gamble can review them. She said she wouldn't seal the whole phone. Bankston said that the medical data had been deleted.

The judge denied the motion for a mis trial.