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The Latest: Death sentence for father who killed his 5 kids [View all]

Source: Associated Press


Updated 2:26 pm CDT, Thursday, June 13, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ó The Latest on a death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

A jury says a South Carolina father should be executed for killing his five children.

The jury unanimously agreed on the death penalty Thursday for 37-year-old Timothy Jones Jr. in the slayings of his children, ages 1 to 8, in their Lexington home in August 2014.

Jones admitted he exercised 6-year-old Nahtahn until he collapsed and died, then several hours later decided to kill the other four children.

Jones confessed he strangled 8-year-old Merah and 7-year-old Elias with his hands and used a belt to choke 2-year-old Gabriel and 1-year-old Abigail because his hands were too big.

Jones drove around with the bodies for nine days before dumping them in five trash bags in Alabama.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-Jury-begins-deliberating-life-or-13987468.php#photo-17673214



Dad sentenced to death for murdering his five children Jacob GeanousThursday 13 Jun 2019 8:52 pm



Timothy Jones Jr was sentenced to death on Thursday for killing his five children (Picture: AP)


A jury sentenced Timothy Jones Jr, 37, to be executed after deliberating for less than two hours to determine whether he would die or live the rest of his life in jail.

Timothy Jones Jr, 37, strangled four of his children, Merah, 8, Elias, 7, Gabriel, 2, and Elaine, 1, and after forcing his 6-year-old son Nahtahn to exercise until he died as punishment for breaking an electrical outlet in August 2014 in Lexington, South Carolina.

Jones was found guilty of killing his children on June 4 after pleading guilty by means of insanity.

During the sentencing portion of his trial, the jury heard from defense lawyers and witnesses attempting to assert that Jones was just a victim of mental illness who snapped.

. . .

Witnesses gave harrowing testimony about his motherís schizophrenia and three generations of rapes, molestation by relatives, violence, drugs, voodoo rituals, prostitution, and fights in Jonesí family.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/13/dad-murdered-five-kids-sentenced-death-9949705/?ico=pushly-notifcation-small&utm_source=pushly?ito=cbshare


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