AUSTIN, Texas – One Texas judge on Wednesday pushed back the first grand jury trial on how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones had to pay the families of Sandy Hook victims after his company Infowars seek bankruptcy protection this week.
The delay ordered by Maya District Judge Guerra Gamble comes days after Infowars and two other companies linked to Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas.
Jones lost defamation lawsuits in Texas and Connecticut because of his comments that Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in 2012 is a hoax. The first trial on how much he must pay the families was scheduled to begin Monday in Austin, where Infowars is headquartered.
A new trial date has not been set.
Attorneys for the Sandy Hook family charged Jones with trying to hide a fortune of millions of dollars. Creditors listed in Infowars’ bankruptcy filing include relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 Connecticut school massacre.