Jones, who was the one protection witness throughout the trial, didn’t fare properly Wednesday when he was questioned by plaintiffs’ legal professional Mark Bankston.
In a notable second, Bankston revealed to Jones and the court docket that he had just lately acquired proof exhibiting that Jones had lied when he claimed throughout the discovery course of that he had by no means texted concerning the 2012 Sandy Hook taking pictures.
Bankston mentioned Jones’s legal professional, in an obvious mishap, had despatched him two years of cellphone information that included each textual content message Jones had ever despatched.
Mobile phone information, Bankston mentioned, confirmed that Jones had in actual fact despatched a textual content message concerning the Sandy Hook taking pictures.
“That is how I do know you lied to me if you mentioned you did not have textual content messages about Sandy Hook,” Bankston mentioned.
Bankston confirmed Jones a textual content message alternate they’d about Sandy Hook. However Jones testified that he had “by no means seen these textual content messages.”
When Jones was reminded that he had testified below oath that he had searched his telephone throughout the discovery section of the trial and will discover no messages about Sandy Hook, Jones insisted he “did not lie.”
At one other level, Jones was requested if she had linked Maya Guerra Gamble, the decide in control of the trial, to pedophilia and human trafficking.
When Jones denied doing so, Bankston performed a video for the court docket of an Infowars video that did precisely that.
Within the video, Jones attacked Gamble’s earlier work for Baby Protecting Providers by claiming that the company had been “uncovered” for “working for pedophiles.”
Gamble, whose workplace didn’t reply to an earlier request for remark about the truth that Infowars has been attacking her in these phrases, laughed when she noticed a screenshot of the video in court docket on Wednesday.
“The individual on the left of this picture is our decide, appropriate?” Bankston requested Jones.
Jones answered sure.
The plaintiffs’ attorneys mentioned Tuesday that they intend to hunt sanctions in opposition to Jones for being dishonest on the witness stand. And Gamble on Tuesday had additionally reprimanded Jones for violating his oath to inform the reality twice.
“You are already below an oath to inform the reality,” Gamble mentioned Tuesday. “You could have already violated that oath twice at this time, simply in these two situations. It appears absurd to instruct you once more that you should inform the reality whereas testifying. But right here I’m once more.”
“This isn’t your present,” Gamble added Wednesday.
After Jones completed testifying Wednesday, the protection rested its case and commenced closing arguments.
The jury may doubtlessly determine how a lot to award in damages to the Sandy Hook dad and mom as quickly as this week.
The present trial is the primary of three that can decide how a lot Jones must pay a number of Sandy Hook households who sued him and gained default judgments.