HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has denied Infowars host Alex Jones’ motion seeking a new trial and the overturning of a jury verdict requiring him to pay families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The ruling finds that the motion is not supported “by any evidence or case law.” Jones for years described the 2012 massacre as a hoax on his broadcasts. In October the jury decided that he must pay $965 million in compensatory damages. A judge later added on another $473 million in punitive damages. Jones attorney Norm Pattis called Thursday’s ruling “expected and disappointing” and vowed to appeal. Earlier in the year a separate jury in Texas awarded the parents of a victim $49 million.
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