Trial set to begin for Alex Jones in Sandy Hook hoax case

A trial is set to begin for Infowars host Alex Jones in the Sandy Hook hoax case.

The charge against him is conspiracy to commit false news, which carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The trial will take place at U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut this November 14th onwards.

Jones has long been suspected by some parents and survivors of the shooting who believe he played a role in propagating disinformation about it, particularly through his popular conspiracy theory channel InfoWars.

He has denied any wrongdoing and claims he was targeted because he is a powerful critic of gun control policies.

The controversial conservative broadcaster will face charges of conspiracy to commit mass murder and making a false emergency call that led law enforcement to raid his home, resulting in the arrest of two journalists.