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Watch live: Connecticut trial determining how much Alex Jones should pay Sandy Hook families

A Connecticut jury will decide how much money Alex Jones owes for spreading the lie that the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown didn’t happen. The trial began last week in Waterbury.

On Thursday, Plaintiffs’ attorney Chris Mattei tried to get Alex Jones to acknowledge the families of Sandy Hook victims sitting in the gallery as real people who lost real loved ones. But Jones bristled, insulting Mattei and stating: “I’m done saying I’m sorry.”

Jones’ comments on the stand came shortly after telling reporters during a midday break in the proceedings he has some regrets about the content of his broadcasts dealing with Sandy Hook.

“I’ve said things I probably shouldn’t have said. I didn’t realize the power I had,” Jones said. “And I’ve seen the families, I’ve met some of the families. I think they’re real people. But it’s the media and the lawyers that keep bringing it up and misrepresenting what I said and what I did.”

Judge Barbara Bellis told the lawyers and Jones she’d have “no outbursts” on Friday.

This story contains information from the Associated Press.

Follow updates from the courtroom on Connecticut Public's live blog.

Updated: September 23, 2022 at 10:34 AM EDT
This story has been updated.
Frankie Graziano is the host of The Wheelhouse, focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.

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