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Opinion At last, Alex Jones will pay for his despicable lies

Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin lost their six-year-old son Jesse in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. They sued Alex Jones for using his online platform and broadcast to spread the lies to millions of people worldwide. Jones already had been found liable for defamation by courts in Texas and Connecticut, which issued rare default judgments for his failure to respond to court orders. Jones has been called to account, in indictment of today’s culture in which the spread of misinformation is tolerated and even encouraged, says Lewis and Heslin. No amount of money can compensate for what Mr. Heslin described to the jury as a ‘living hell’ that has been made of their lives.