Alex Jones may have lied in court, but perjury charge would be unusual

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By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) – Revelations that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones may have lied on the stand in a defamation lawsuit by parents of a child slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting made for a dramatic moment in a high-profile trial, but it would be unusual for prosecutors to follow through with perjury charges, lawyers said. A jury in Austin, Texas, on Thursday said Jones should pay $4.1 million to the plaintiffs for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. The jury began deliberating on Friday on how much Jones should pay in punitive damages. During the final day of testimony o…

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