Jones wants a jury in Sandyhook’s “hoax” case to hear his defense


Waterbury, Connecticut (AP) —The Infowars host Alex Jones lawyer seeks to obtain his free speech defense and other claims in front of the jury. ..

Connecticut Judges This Month Jones was responsible by default In a defamation proceeding filed by relatives of some victims, he said he did not repeatedly submit some documents, including financial records. A hearing about the amount of damages is planned for August next year before the jury.

Defendants who are held liable by default in the proceedings will not be able to make a claim against liability at a damages hearing unless Jones and his attorney file a “defense notice” made last Wednesday.

However, a lawyer from the Sandy Hook family will argue that the jury should not hear Jones’ defense because the default decision was disciplinary action, relative lawyer Christopher Mattei said in a case on Monday. Said in an interview after the court hearing. He said he believed Jones had lost the right to present his claim when he defaulted.

Judge Barbara Belis ordered both sides to submit a brief on this issue on Monday. Jones’ lawyer will also appeal against the default decision.

Some of Jones’s allegations are that his comments on the shooting are protected by the right to free speech and there is not enough evidence to prove defamation or intentional mental distress. ..

A shooting in Newtown in December 2012 killed 20 first graders and 6 educators. This was portrayed at Jones’ Infowars show as a hoax involving an actor aimed at tightening gun control. Jones says he now believes the shooting has happened.

The victim’s family said they had been harassed and threatened with murder by Jones believers for a hoax plot.