Alex Jones broadcasts conspiracy theories on Sandy Hook dad Jeremy Richman’s death
“Infowars” host Alex Jones is spouting conspiracy theories about the suicide of Sandy Hook father Jeremy Richman, one day after offering condolences.
Richman was found dead Monday at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. His daughter, Avielle, was one of 20 students killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
During his Monday broadcast Jones questioned whether Richman’s death had been a suicide, as Media Matters first reported.
“I mean, is there going to be a police investigation? Are they going to look at the surveillance cameras? I mean, what happened to this guy? This whole Sandy Hook thing is, like, really getting even crazier,” Jones said.
Jones has repeatedly questioned the reality of the Sandy Hook shootings, calling it a “false flag” and the victims “child actors.”
He is a defendant in a defamation suit filed by six Sandy Hook families, including Richman and his wife, Jennifer Hensel.
On Monday, Jones’ lawyer, Norm Pattis, issued a statement regarding Richman’s death, offering his condolences.
“We note the tragic passing of Jeremy Richman with heavy hearts and profound sorrow,” he said. “Mr. Jones sends his condolences to Mr. Richman’s family and wishes only for peace.”
Jones has, in the past, admitted publicly that the Sandy Hook shootings did happen.
“Children and educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, understandably scarring and causing extraordinary grief throughout the community,” Jones’ lawyer argued in January while trying to get a venue change. “People who have lived this close to such a horrific tragedy cannot be expected to think about it unemotionally, particularly when an attorney representing its victims is directly and falsely accusing third parties (in this case, defendants) of callously profiting from their grief.”
On Monday, Jones suggested on his show that Richman had been murdered, and that his death had something to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.
“Look, the good news of no collusion, the good news that I’m not a Russian agent comes out, and now this happens right on time. Just amazing,” he said.