Jurors in Austin, Texas, returned their verdict after deliberating for about an hour on Wednesday and seven hours on Thursday at the end of a nine-day trial. 

The verdict for Jones was well below the $150 million or more that plaintiffs had asked the jury to award them. 

In a statement to the parents of the six-year-old Sandy Hook victim whose trial ended in a mistrial, attorney Mark Bankston said: "Mr. Jones ... will not sleep easy tonight."

Bankston said his clients, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, were "delighted with the outcome and look forward to putting Mr Jones' money to good use".

Is that the end of the matter? No. 

In a separate round today, jurors will determine whether Jones owes punitive damages in addition to the restitution he was ordered to pay yesterday. 

What other problems does Jones face? 

A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol asked Bankston to provide the panel with texts from Jones, a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump. 

A similar trial with other Sandy Hook parents was also sought for Jones in Connecticut.