Alex Jones expected to testify in Waterbury Superior Court this week

Sandy Hook families take the stand as Alex Jones defamation trial continues
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 9:42 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDT
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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ second defamation trial has entered week four.

Jones is back in Connecticut to testify, this time as a witness for his own lawyers.

He won’t be on the stand until Wednesday.

More parents of Sandy Hook victims have been testifying, talking about what it’s been like dealing with shooting deniers who they say were influenced by Jones’ coverage.

“They took my identity and then they took my husband’s identity, they took my surviving child’s identity who was hiding in the gym,” says Francine Wheeler, Ben Wheeler’s mom.

Testimony today explored how Jones’ lies affected the victim’s siblings.

The mother of victim Daniel Barden, Jackie, Explained how paranoid her daughter became after finding out about threats against her family.

“She said when I come home I’m afraid, when I’m at college nobody knows who I am. And we felt terrible. We go, we should’ve moved because we didn’t realize,” says Jackie Barden, Daniel Barden’s mother.

The last time we saw Jones here was more than a week ago.

His attorney, Norm Pattis, declined to cross examine him at the time.

Pattis wanted to “lower the temperature” after a shouting match erupted between lawyers on both sides at the end of Jones’ first day on the stand.

While he didn’t take the stand, Jones did speak outside the courtroom again several times.

Jones continued to mock the trial, particularly since he’s barred from saying he didn’t profit from calling the shooting a hoax, and his bankruptcy case.

“We’re required to be here, we’ve been subpoenaed to be here, and then I’m supposed to sit there like a potted plant to pretend to the world this is a real trial. But I’m not allowed to defend myself or put out evidence, but they can put out all their fake evidence and then I can’t challenge any of that evidence,” said Jones.

Court resumes on Wednesday at 10:00 am.

Alex Jones defamation trial enters week 4