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‘Lies you have to pay for’: Why Alex Jones has been ordered to pay millions

‘Lies you have to pay for’: Why Alex Jones has been ordered to pay millions

The conspiracy theorist had already been found guilty last year for defaming the victims’ families while spreading conspiracy theories that Sandy Hook school massacre had been part of a government plot.

  • by Farrah Tomazin

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Alex Jones ordered to pay $65.4 million in punitive damages by Sandy Hook trial jury

Alex Jones ordered to pay $65.4 million in punitive damages by Sandy Hook trial jury

US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $US45.2 million ($65.4m) in punitive damages for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury has decided.

  • by Jack Queen
‘You ran like cowards’: Teen’s mother lashes pair over Gold Coast killing

‘You ran like cowards’: Teen’s mother lashes pair over Gold Coast killing

One of two youths who killed Jack Beasley in the Surfers Paradise party precinct could be free in a year.

  • by Toby Crockford
Tobias Moran arrives back in Perth following bail on murder charge

Tobias Moran arrives back in Perth following bail on murder charge

The 42-year-old was arrested in his Perth home last week and extradited to NSW, but is now back in WA after a Sydney magistrate granted him bail.

  • by Holly Thompson
Alex Jones ordered to pay $US4 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

Alex Jones ordered to pay $US4 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

The jurors will next consider the parents’ request for as much as $US75 million in punitive damages from Jones for claiming the 2012 school massacre didn’t happen.

  • by Jack Queen
WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years’ jail in Russia

WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years’ jail in Russia

Brittney Griner’s sentencing could pave the way for a high-profile prisoner swap between Russia and the United States.

  • by Reuters
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Court sides with ex-Public Trustee, keeps accusatory CCC report secret

Court sides with ex-Public Trustee, keeps accusatory CCC report secret

However, only two of the three judges ruled in Peter Carne’s favour. The third judge powerfully argued against Carne’s case.

  • by Toby Crockford
Tobias Moran granted bail on charge of murdering German backpacker girlfriend

Tobias Moran granted bail on charge of murdering German backpacker girlfriend

The Perth man, accused of murdering Simone Strobel in Lismore in 2005, will remain in custody pending an appeal by prosecutors against the decision to grant him bail.

  • by Jenny Noyes and Greta Stonehouse
Accused terrorist cuts off tracking device, buys one-way overseas ticket

Accused terrorist cuts off tracking device, buys one-way overseas ticket

The 40-year-old man is also charged with posting videos to Facebook incited others to support terrorist group Islamic State.

  • by Toby Crockford
‘You know what perjury is, right?’ Attorneys’ blunder exposes Alex Jones’ phone contents

‘You know what perjury is, right?’ Attorneys’ blunder exposes Alex Jones’ phone contents

The dramatic moment came as a lawyer cross-examined Jones, shortly before closing arguments in the damages phase of the Sandy Hook shooting defamation trial.

  • by Brittany Shammas and Kim Bellware
Woman accused of defrauding Qld education department faces court

Woman accused of defrauding Qld education department faces court

The CCC alleges the department staffer tried to dishonestly gain $2.5m, and helped a second company she worked for secure a $30,360 contract.

  • by Cloe Read