Alex Jones declines to put on a defense in defamation trial


              Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis listens to attorney Norm Pattis during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              La abogada Alinor Sterling habla con el abogado Norm Pattis, que representa a Alex Jones, en el juicio contra éste por cargos de difamación sobre la masacre escolar de Sandy Hook en el tribunal superior de Connecticut en Waterbury el 4 de octubre del 2022.  (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media vía AP, Pool)
            
              Robbie Parker, parent of Emilie Parker, listens during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              David Wheeler, parent of Ben Wheeler, watches an Alex Jones Info Wars video played in court during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, left, talks with attorneys Alinor Sterling and Norm Pattis at the bench during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              Attorney Chris Mattei reads an email displayed on a video monitor to the jury during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              Erica Lafferty, daughter of Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung, listens as both sides end their case during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              Attorney Norm Pattis looks on during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              An Alex Jones Info Wars video is played in court during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              Sandy Hook families attorney Chris Mattei, points to a photo that claims victims of the school shooting were all alive during Francine Wheeler's testimony during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
            
              Attorney Alinor Sterling, right, speaks with Attorney Norm Pattis, representing Alex Jones, during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
            
              Attorney Norm Pattis, representing Alex Jones, speaks to Judge Barbara Bellis during the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
Alex Jones declines to put on a defense in defamation trial