Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses mistrial bid in Sandy Hook case

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Washington (AFP) – A Texas judge on Thursday denied a request for a mistrial by Alex Jones after his lawyers mistakenly turned over the far-right conspiracy theorist’s cellphone records to the opposing attorneys. “I don’t think it’s a mistrial based on this,” Judge Maya Guerra Gamble told an emergency hearing called to discuss the inadvertent release of the material by Jones’ lawyers. A jury is currently weighing how much in damages Jones should pay for claiming that the massacre of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a “hoax.” Jones, founder of the website InfoWar…

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