Alex Jones

Alex Jones: Parents say cheating portrayal turned life into 'living hell'

By Hardik Wasanwal

The parents of a child killed during the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting gave emotional testimony in a Texas court on Tuesday, telling a jury that lies pushed by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones tainted their son's legacy. have given and tormented them. The year.

The jury hearing the case will determine how much damage Jones will have to bear to parents, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who won a default judgment against him earlier this year.

A lawyer representing Heslin and Lewis asked the jury last week to award Heslin and Lewis a $150 million award.

As Heslin testified, a television screen in court showed a picture of her slain son, six-year-old Jesse Lewis.

Sometimes fighting to tears, Heslin told the jury that Jones "tarnished the honor and legacy" of his son through his conspiratorial media organization InfoWars. Heslin said he "couldn't begin to describe the hell of the past nine-and-a-half years" he has endured because of Jones.

Jones, who is expected to testify in his defense later Tuesday, was absent from the courtroom during Heslin's testimony and during the first part of Lewis' testimony. Heslein called that absence a "cowardly act."

"I've been here for a week and a half and [during] my final testimony, Mr. Alex Jones doesn't have the courage to sit down or face me," Heslin said.

Lewis said that "shooting a six-year-old son in the forehead" is an "unbearable pain" at school.