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Lawyer Says Sandy Hook Denier Was Exercising 1st Amendment Rights

An American flag is displayed at the Vicki Soto 5K Race in Stratford, Conn., in November. The race is run in honor of slain Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto, who died protecting her first-grade students from crazed gunman Adam Lanza in 2012.
An American flag is displayed at the Vicki Soto 5K Race in Stratford, Conn., in November. The race is run in honor of slain Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto, who died protecting her first-grade students from crazed gunman Adam Lanza in 2012. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, CONN. -- A lawyer for a 32-year-old New York City man says his client was exercising his First Amendment rights when he confronted the sister of one of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre victims, according to a report in the ctpost.

Matthew Mills was arrested after, police say, he disrupted a Stratford charity race held to honor slain teacher Victoria Soto, the report said.

According to the report, the self-professed “truther” confronted Jillian Soto at the 5K event, claiming that the Sandy Hook shootings never took place, and that Victoria Soto, who died protecting her first-grade students, never existed.

To read the full ctpost story, click here .

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