Lexington County

Lexington Deputies arrest suspect in triple homicide

LEXINGTON,  SC (WOLO)–Lexington County deputies say they have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Bush River Road apartment complex Tuesday. The shooting occurred Tuesday off Butternut Lane. Justin Tyler Hopkins-image courtesy Lexington Co Sheriff’s Dept. Deputies say 21 year old Justin Tyler Ellaree Hopkins, is charged with three counts of murder, unlawful carrying of a…

Prosecutors say justice is served after Timothy Jones Jr. sentenced to death

Jones was convicted of killing his five children back in August 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — A jury has sentenced Timothy Jones Jr., a Lexington County father convicted of killing his five children in August 2014, to death Thursday afternoon. It took the jury less than two hours to come up with the sentence. The sentence comes on the heels of an emotional closing statement from Solicitor Rick Hubbard. “He is a murderer….

Ex-wife of Timothy Jones Jr. calls on jury to spare his life

Amber Kyzer testifies that she can't bring herself to wanting someone to die

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — The ex-wife of Timothy Jones Jr. took the stand to tell the jury that they should not give the death penalty to her ex-husband, who was convicted of murdering their five children back in August 2014. Amber Kyzer told the jury that as a mother, she’d want to shred her ex-husband’s face off, but she says she…

“This would be the final nail in the coffin”: Family members call for jury to spare Timothy Jones’s life

Both Timothy Jones Jr.'s grandmother and father took the stand Monday

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Family members of a Lexington County father found guilty for the murders of his five children state their case as to why Timothy Jones Jr. should not receive the death penalty. The father and grandmother of Timothy Jones Jr. both called on the jury to spare their son, saying that the death penalty would only bring their…