Timothy Jones

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…

Jury finds Timothy Jones Jr. guilty of murdering his five children

It took the jury six hours to come up with the verdict

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — After more than three weeks of testimony, the jury heard enough evidence to convict Timothy Jones Jr. of the murders of his five children. The jury deliberated for six hours on Monday and Tuesday, concluding beyond a reasonable doubt Jones Jr. murdered his five children back in August 2014. Nearly sixty people took the stand over the…

Jury begins deliberations in Timothy Jones Jr. murder trial

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

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — The ball is in the jury’s court to determine if Timothy Jones Jr. is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of his five children back in August 2014.  Both sides delivered closing statements that each went over an hour Monday afternoon, painting two different pictures of Timothy Jones Jr. and what went…

Defense rests in Day 13 of Timothy Jones Jr. murder trial

The prosecution will call witnesses Monday as part of its reply to defense's case

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — After more than a week of testimony, the defense rests their case in Day 13 the Timothy Jones Jr. murder trial. Ever since the prosecution rested their case last Wednesday, te defense called 26 witnesses to the stand. Seven of which, including two that took the stand Friday, were mental health professionals. Meeting with the defendant for…

Former DSS case worker testifies why Timothy Jones kept his children

Reports indicated a "substantial risk of physical abuse" but DSS agents said no further action was needed

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Testimony from Day Ten of the Timothy Jones Jr. murder trial revealed more details concerning several Department of Social Services (DSS) visits to the Jones home. Visiting the Jones home three times in 2014, former DSS case worker Sherry Henry says there was a “substantial risk of physical abuse” in the Jones home, but not enough to…

Timothy Jones’s grandmother takes stand in Day Nine of murder trial

Roberta Thornsberry testifies she would have taken children away if she knew they were in danger

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Timothy Jones’s grandmother took the stand in Day Nine of her grandson’s murder trial, saying she never expected him to kill his five children back in 2014. At various times throughout her testimony, Roberta Thornsberry got emotional when looking back at the lives of her five children, even saying she would have taken the kids away from…

New testimony sheds light on Timothy Jones’s faith and fears

Marriage counselor said Jones told her he heard voices but exhibited no other symptoms of schizophrenia

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Testimony in Day Eight of the Timothy Jones Jr. murder trial shed more light on Jones’s faith and what he says were his fears during his marriage. Some people who took the stand today remember Jones as someone who had an intense devotion to his faith and family, but also as a person with crippling anxieties about…

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…