Wolfgang Halbig, a man who has promoted that the massacre of 26 people in a school in Connecticut (USA) in 2012 was a hoax, was arrested Monday in Florida for mailing personal information of one of the 20 dead students .
The child’s father, Leonard Pozner, whose son Noah Pozner died in the shooting of Sandy Hook Elementary, had reported the incident to the authorities.
Pozner was one of the victims of the school shooting, which also killed six teachers.
Halbig has been accused by relatives of the victims of being the promoter of the idea that the shooting of Sandy Hook never occurred, which has been propagated by journalist Alex Jones, famous for spreading conspiracy theories and promoting hate speech.
Jones, known for his Infowars program, has argued that the shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a “farce.”
Halbig, 73, was arrested in Sorrento, in central Florida, accused of illegal possession of Pozner’s personal information, a crime that is considered serious.
Among the documents was the Pozner Social Security number and the date of birth.
Halbig was released on bail of $ 5,000 and must appear in court on February 24.
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old with mental problems, shot his mother while he was sleeping and then presented himself heavily armed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed 20 children and 6 adults before taking his own life. .
Last year, the Connecticut Supreme Court opened the door to denounce gun manufacturers for the shooting following the decision to reinstate a claim of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, previously dismissed in a lower instance for federal immunity from the that these companies enjoy.