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Judge rules Sandy Hook families can depose Alex Jones in defamation case


On Wednesday, a Connecticut judge ruled that Alex Jones must submit to a sworn deposition in a defamation case brought against him by several family members of Sandy Hook victims.

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis also ruled that the families can depose several other defendants in the case, including those critical to Infowars’ business operations.

Related: Families of Sandy Hook victims sue InforWars’ Alex Jones

Mark Barden, whose son, Daniel, was one of 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, says, “For years, Alex Jones and co-conspirators have turned the unthinkable loss of our sweet little Daniel and so many others into advertising dollars and fundraising appeals. It is far beyond time that he be held accountable for the pain his false narratives have caused so many and today’s ruling brings us one step closer to doing that.” 

Earlier this month, Jones and his co-defendants were ordered to surrender internal financial, business and marketing documents related to Infowars as part of the same case and, earlier this week, the Connecticut Supreme Court denied Jones’ appeal of that decision.

Related: Judge denies Alex Jones effort to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit

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