Sandy Hook Families Seek Punitive Damages From Alex Jones

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The families of Sandy Hook victims asked a judge on Friday to order Alex Jones to pay “the highest possible punitive damages,” up to $2.75 trillion, for claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, according to Bloomberg.

The families argued they are entitled to the damages due to the “historic” scale of the wrongdoing, as well as Jones’ reported “utter lack of repentance,” according to Reuters. Jones has reportedly vowed not to pay the families, claiming he’s bankrupt, according to Bloomberg.

“Alex Jones perpetrates this attack for one reason: greed,” the families’ lawyers stated Friday, according to Bloomberg. “Alex Jones will never treat them like real people, because they are too valuable to him as targets.” (RELATED: Jury Orders Alex Jones To Pay $4.1 Million In Sandy Hook Lawsuit)

The calculation has reportedly been determined through state law, which the families argued Jones broke by selling products “using false statements,” according to Bloomberg. State Judge Barbara Bellis will determine the final amount, according to the outlet.

“There is little question that this trial was a farce,” Jones’ attorney, Norm Pattis, said in a Friday email, according to Reuters. Jones has denied that his statements were defamatory, according to Bloomberg.

In early October, Jones was ordered to pay $965 million in damages to families of the shooting victims. In August, an Austin jury ordered the InfoWars host to pay $4.1 million after a lawsuit by the family of a 6-year-old victim killed in the 2012 shooting.