Parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim call for accountability in Alex Jones’ defamation trial
The parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are suing Jones for falsely claiming that the 2012 mass school shooting was a hoax meant to take away Americans’ guns
The trial is the first of three to determine monetary penalties against the Texas-based conspiracy theorist for his lies about the tragedy.
Testifying Tuesday during the two-week defamation trial against Alex Jones, the parents of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim said the Texas-based conspiracy theorist needs to be held accountable for lies he has said about the tragedy.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who died in the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, are suing Jones for $150 million for defamation.
Jones took the stand late Tuesday afternoon and will continue his testimony Wednesday morning.
During his testimony Tuesday, Heslin said he needs Jones to be held accountable in order to move on with his life and try to recover from the trauma of the tragedy.