Alex Jones: Sandy Hook household lawyer exposes conspiracy theorist’s dishonesty throughout brutal cross-examination

The jury listening to the case will decide how a lot Jones should pay the mother and father, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who gained a default judgement in opposition to him earlier this 12 months. An lawyer representing Heslin and Lewis has requested the jury to award $150 million in damages.

Jones, who was the only real witness for the protection throughout the trial, didn’t fare effectively Wednesday as he was cross-examined by the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Mark Bankston.

In a exceptional second, Bankston disclosed to Jones and the courtroom that he had not too long ago acquired proof proving Jones had lied when he claimed throughout the discovery course of that he had by no means texted in regards to the 2012 Sandy Hook taking pictures.

Bankston mentioned that Jones’ lawyer had, in an obvious mishap, despatched him two years of cellphone data that included each textual content message Jones had despatched.

The cellphone data, Bankston mentioned, confirmed that Jones had actually texted in regards to the Sandy Hook taking pictures.

“That’s how I do know you lied to me if you mentioned you did not have textual content messages about Sandy Hook,” Bankston mentioned.

Bankston confirmed Jones a textual content message alternate he had about Sandy Hook. However Jones testified that he had “by no means seen these textual content messages.”

When reminded Jones had testified beneath oath that he had searched his cellphone throughout the discovery section of the trial and couldn’t find messages about Sandy Hook, Jones insisted he “didn’t lie.”

Jones baselessly mentioned within the aftermath of the Sandy Hook taking pictures, through which 26 folks had been killed, that the incident was staged. Going through lawsuits, Jones has since acknowledged the taking pictures occurred.

Jones mentioned in a 2019 sworn deposition {that a} “type of psychosis” brought on him on the time to consider it was staged.

And in courtroom on Wednesday, Jones mentioned that he does consider the Sandy Hook taking pictures occurred, saying it was “100% actual.”

In one other notable second throughout cross-examination Wednesday, Jones was requested whether or not he had related Maya Guerra Gamble, the choose overseeing the trial, to pedophilia and human trafficking.

When Jones denied having performed so, Bankston performed video for the courtroom of an Infowars video which did simply that.

Within the video, Jones attacked Gamble’s prior work for Little one Protecting Providers by claiming the company had been “uncovered” for “working for pedophiles.”

Gamble, whose workplace didn’t reply to an earlier request for remark in regards to the reality Infowars has been attacking her in such phrases, laughed when she noticed a screengrab from the video in courtroom on Wednesday.

“The individual on the left of this picture is our choose, appropriate?” Bankston requested Jones.

Jones replied that it was.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs mentioned Tuesday that they intend to ask for sanctions in opposition to Jones for being dishonest on the stand. And Gamble on Tuesday had additionally admonished Jones for having violated his oath to inform the reality twice.

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“You might be already beneath oath to inform the reality,” Gamble mentioned Tuesday. “You have already violated that oath twice at present, in simply these two examples. It appears absurd to instruct you once more that you need to inform the reality when you testify. But right here I’m once more.”

“This isn’t your present,” Gamble added to him Wednesday.

After Jones completed testifying Wednesday, the protection rested its case and shutting arguments bought underway.

The jury might doubtlessly resolve how a lot it is going to award in damages to the Sandy Hook mother and father as early as this week.

The present trial is the primary of three that can decide how a lot Jones should pay a number of Sandy Hook households who sued him and gained default judgments.