Father of Sandy Hook victim who sued conspiracy theorist awarded $450,000

MADISON, Wis. - The father of a Sandy Hook victim who sued a local conspiracy theorist for emotional distress was awarded $450,000 Tuesday night.

Lenny Pozner, who has not allowed his face to be shown for fear of additional threats, lost his 6-year-old son, Noah, in the Sandy Hook massacre nearly seven years ago.

Pozner said James Fetzer's book, "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook," is defamatory and caused him to receive numerous threats. 

The court had previously found three statements throughout the book that were deemed defamatory, but Tuesday's jury determined how much Pozner would receive in damages.

"It causes people to believe that I lied about my son's death, that my son didn't die and that I'm somehow doing that for some other reasons," Pozner said.

Fetzer's attorney said the author did not intend to incite violence or encourage anyone to threaten Pozner.



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