Jurors returned a verdict against Alex Jones late Friday that call on him to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook families.
The verdict comes a day after he was ordered to pay $4.1 million to the parents of another Sandy Hook victim on Thursday.
In his closing statement, a lawyer representing the parents of Jesse Lewis, a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, had urged jurors not to go easy on the InfoWars host who repeatedly claimed the attack was a hoax.
“[Alex Jones] is worth almost $270 million that we know of. Please take an amount that punishes him, and an amount that ensures he never does this again,” he said.