A Connecticut jury on Wednesday ordered Alex Jones to pay $965 million to the families of several Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victims, following his false claims that the 2012 massacre was a hoax.

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Jones was ordered to pay $120 million in damages to the father of the six-year-old who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, making him the largest amount of damages for any of the parents.

Fourteen family members of Sandy Hook victims and an FBI agent who responded to the 2012 shooting were among the 15 people who received money from the jury.

Attorney fees will be decided in November. After three weeks of testimony and nearly a year after a Connecticut judge ruled Jones was liable by default because he failed to abide by court rulings, a jury decided total damages.

Two months ago, a jury in Texas ordered Jones to pay nearly $50 million to the parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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An attorney for the families said during the trial that Alex Jones put his foot on the families.

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Jones talked about the damages on his show. He joked, "This must be what hell is like, they just read out the damages, even though you don't have the money." Jones said the verdict was aimed at scaring.

everybody away from freedom,” adding “we’re not going away, and we’re not going to stop.”

Key Background

The families of eight people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting sued Jones, accusing him of spreading lies about the massacre in order to make money. Since Jones accused him of being an actor on his show, his family has received violent threats. At one point Jones argued that a form of psychosis caused him to perpetuate the conspiracy theories that the shooting was a hoax. One of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place at the school.

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Jones will face a third trial in Texas at the end of the year after the parents of another Sandy Hook victim sued him.

A jury said Alex Jones must pay the families of Sandy Hook.

Sandy Hook families were awarded nearly $1 billion by a jury.