A Connecticut jury has ordered Alex Jones to pay $965 million in damages to the families of eight victims of the Sandy Hook massacre and an FBI agent for repeatedly spreading conspiracy theories about the mass shooting and inflicting years of suffering on the grieving families. This is Erica Lafferty Garbatini, daughter of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, who was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary when she was shot dead.
Erica Lafferty Garbatini: “I’m incredibly proud and thankful for the message that was sent here today: The truth matters, and those who profit off of other people’s pain and trauma will pay for what they have done. There will be more Alex Joneses in this world, but what they learned here today is that they absolutely will be held accountable.”
That was the daughter of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, who was killed on December 14, 2012, along with 25 others — 20 of them schoolchildren.