Lexington County

Prosecution rests, first defense witnesses take stand in Timothy Jones trial

Only 32 out of a possible 150 witnesses took the stand for the prosecution

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — After only six days of testimony, prosecutors in the Timothy Jones Jr. murder trial decided to rest their case after hearing from 32 out of a possible 150 witnesses. Ranging from members of Jones’s family to law enforcement who say they heard confessions from Jones, prosecutors appeared confident about the proof they presented that Jones killed his…

Tension picks up in day six of Timothy Jones murder trial

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Growing tension between the prosecution and defense set the tone for Day Six of the Timothy Jones murder trial. Just one day after emotional testimony from Timothy Jones’s ex-wife, Amber Kyzer, prosecutors brought in two correctional officers from Kirkland Correctional Institution to paint a picture of Jones’s first few hours in custody on September 12, 2014. The…

Ex-wife of Timothy Jones takes the stand in murder trial

Amber Jones Kyzer talked about her ex-husband and why she let him be the primary caretaker

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Eight people took the stand in Day Five of the Timothy Jones murder trial, but none painted a more personal picture of life with Jones than his ex-wife, Amber Kyzer. Throughout her testimony, Kyzer (who has since remarried) could not hold back the tears, saying that she misses her five children every day. When she first…

Day three of the Timothy Jones trial features chilling testimony from investigators

Jones was charged with the murders of his five children back in 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Testimony from investigators in Mississippi reveals what was inside Timothy Jones Jr.’s car at the time of his arrest, as well as his two conversations with law enforcement before he revealed where the bodies of his five children lay. After Jones was arrested at a public safety checkpoint in Mississippi, Stacy Jones, a forensic scientist with…

Opening statements set the tone for Timothy Jones murder trial

Jones was charged with the murder of his five children back in 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — The Timothy Jones murder trial got underway Tuesday in Lexington county as the prosecution and defense set the tone for the death penalty trial. Attorneys representing the prosecution and defense each spoke to the jury twenty minutes apiece, but they depicted two different versions of Timothy Jones and what led up to the death of his…

Jury seated in Timothy Jones trial, opening statements set for Tuesday

12 jurors and six alternates will listen to testimony over the next few weeks

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Two weeks after jury selection began, a group of 18 men and women will decide the fate of a Lexington County man accused of killing his five children. Starting with a pool of nearly 200 potential jurors, the prosecution and defense in the Timothy Jones trial reduced the field down to 50 on Friday, and then ultimately…