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Sandy Hook Families' Suit a Go After SCOTUS Decision

Supreme Court refuses to hear gun-maker Remington's appeal in complaint

(Newser) - Family members of the children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School are free to move forward with their lawsuit against gun-maker Remington . The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear the case, meaning a March ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court stands, per CNBC . In... More »

He Said Boy Didn't Die at Sandy Hook, Now Must Pay Boy's Dad

Noah Pozner's dad awarded $450K in defamation case

(Newser) - A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer must... More »

Brother of Sandy Hook Hero Makes Public Move

Republican JT Lewis is running to be a Connecticut state senator

(Newser) - JT Lewis was 12 years old when he learned his 6-year-old brother, Jesse, had been shot in the head at Sandy Hook Elementary School after helping some of his classmates escape alive . The horrific event transformed Lewis into an advocate in his teenage years—he received an award for courage... More »

Lawyers Say Alex Jones Sent Them Child Porn

Conspiracy theorist says he's being framed

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in the Sandy Hook lawsuit against Alex Jones: Lawyers for the families of school massacre victims say the Infowars host sent them child pornography in email files turned over as part of the defamation lawsuit, reports the Connecticut Post. The lawyers say they reported the images to... More »

Alex Jones: 'Psychosis' Made Me Say Sandy Hook Was a Hoax

Radio host said in deposition that he's since learned the truth is 'more in the middle'

(Newser) - Families of Sandy Hook victims aren't backing down going after Alex Jones for helping to spread conspiracy theories about the 2012 massacre, but now the radio host is offering up a new reason for his actions: He had a mental disorder. Per the Statesman , Jones gave a three-hour deposition... More »

Wife of Sandy Hook Dad Who Took His Life Speaks Out

Jennifer Hensel posts note to GoFundMe in wake of Jeremy Richman's suicide

(Newser) - The wife of the Sandy Hook Elementary School parent who committed suicide on Monday has spoken out on her husband's death in a note published to a GoFundMe campaign started in support of her family. Jennifer Hensel and Jeremy Richman's daughter, Avielle, was one of the 20 students... More »

'Heartbroken' Father of Girl Killed at Sandy Hook Dies

Jeremy Richman started a foundation for research to prevent violence

(Newser) - The father of a first-grader killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings was found dead Monday. Police say the cause of death isn't known yet, the Hartford Courant reports, but it appears that Jeremy Richman killed himself. Avielle Richman was one of the 20 first-grade students and six... More »

Sandy Hook Families' Gun Lawsuit Can Proceed

Suit can go to trial, Connecticut's top court decides

(Newser) - The families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims can sue the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle the shooter used—a ruling the New York Times calls "a major blow to the firearms industry." In a 4-3 ruling Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court decided to let... More »

Alex Jones to Be Deposed in Sandy Hook Suit

Ruling celebrated by plaintiff Mark Barden

(Newser) - Another loss for Alex Jones: The Infowars host must sit for a five-hour deposition by lawyers representing the families of Sandy Hook victims, who allege defamation over his claims that the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax. Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis issued the blow on... More »

On 6th Anniversary of Sandy Hook, a Nerve-Wracking Morning

Sandy Hook Elementary students sent home after bomb threat called in; it appears it was a hoax

(Newser) - The sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting is a hard-enough day for the community of Newtown, Conn.—and it was made worse Friday morning by a bomb threat that forced Sandy Hook Elementary School to be evacuated. The Newtown Police Department says it was on the receiving end... More »

New Adam Lanza Documents Paint a Disturbing Picture

He wrote of his 'scorn for humanity'

(Newser) - Newly released journals and other Adam Lanza documents don't directly state a reason for his monstrous crime—but they do paint a picture of a severely disturbed young man descending into isolation and hate. The documents include medical and school records as well as communications up until just days... More »

Court Orders Release of Adam Lanza's Journals

Sandy Hook killer detailed 'personal beliefs'

(Newser) - The world may soon learn more about what drove Adam Lanza to carry out one of the most disturbing mass murders in American history. Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state police have to release journals and documents belonging to Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 children and six... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Ready for Trial After Alex Jones Ruling

A judge rejected his attempt to have the case dismissed

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost the latest round of his legal battle against the parents of a murdered 6-year-old boy. A Texas judge rejected the conspiracy theorist radio host's attempt to have a defamation lawsuit from the parents of Noah Pozner, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school... More »

Sandy Hook Families Fighting Back Against Alex Jones

The conspiracy theorist has repeatedly called the parents of the 20 dead children liars

(Newser) - Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and an FBI agent who responded to the scene are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, citing “a years-long campaign of abusive and outrageous false statements,” reports ABC . Jones, who operates the conspiracy site Infowars,... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Go After Alex Jones

2 defamation suits filed against him, Infowars

(Newser) - In the five years since the Sandy Hook shooting, Infowars host Alex Jones has repeatedly labeled the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax involving actors, ran a segment last April called "Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed," and accused CNN and Anderson Cooper of using a green screen to stage scenes.... More »

Sandy Hook Families on Gun Maker: 'Lanza Heard Their Message'

Court hears arguments in lawsuit against Remington

(Newser) - The families of nine Sandy Hook victims and one teacher who survived the deadly mass shooting presented their case to Connecticut Supreme Court justices Tuesday in their lawsuit against Remington, maker of the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza to kill 20 children and six adults in 2012, the Hartford ... More »

Sandy Hook Shooter Hadn't Left Room in 3 Months: Docs

FBI releases more than 1,500 pages of documents on Sandy Hook shooting

(Newser) - "He was singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders," the FBI writes about Adam Lanza in a newly unsealed interview. The New York Daily News reports the FBI released more than 1,500 pages of documents on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting Tuesday. Most of the heavily redacted... More »

Lawyer: Key Missing From Sandy Hook Massacre Room

He says the emergency folder he inspected should have contained a key

(Newser) - A missing key "is going to be a big part of our case moving forward," says a lawyer for two families who are suing Newtown, Conn., over the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. The Danbury News Times reports that the school district had said in court documents that each... More »

One NBC Station Takes Stand on Megyn Kelly Interview

Connecticut's WVIT says decision will spare Sandy Hook parents more pain

(Newser) - The firestorm continues over Megyn Kelly's controversial interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Connecticut's NBC affiliate has decided not to air Kelly's show Sunday night, the Hartford Courant reports. In an internal memo obtained by the paper, WVIT general manager Susan Tully tells staff the decision to... More »

Persistent Hoax Claims Hang Over Sandy Hook Anniversary

And parents who lost their children talk about life after tragedy

(Newser) - Wednesday is the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 elementary school students and six teachers were killed by a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut. It was the deadliest school shooting in US history and third deadliest US shooting of any kind. Here's what you need to... More »

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