Babysitters: Man accused of killing 5 kids doting, strict
Several women who babysat for a South Carolina father charged with killing his five children say he was a doting dad who demanded strict discipline. The defense for Timothy Jones Jr. called the babysitters to the stand this week. Several of them described Jones beating his children with a belt, once during a trip to Disney World. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Jones, who police say beat and strangled his five children.
A prosecutor says a South Carolina father who admitted he killed his five children isn't insane, but a selfish , evil man . Prosecutors want jurors to find Jones guilty of five counts of murder and move on to a second stage of the trial where they will decide if the crime is horrible enough for the death penalty.
was a selfish , evil man who wanted to inflict revenge on the mother of his five children and tried to hide their bodies after killing them, a prosecutor said Jones’ lawyers said he didn’t know right from wrong when he killed his five kids , ages 1 to 8, in their Lexington home in August 2014 and should
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A prosecutor says a South Carolina father who admitted he killed his five children isn't insane, but a selfish, evil man.
In closing arguments during a death penalty trial Monday, Solicitor Rick Hubbard said Timothy Jones Jr. didn't hear voices, but made choices when he strangled four of the children after the fifth died from abuse and excessive exercise as punishment in their Lexington home in August 2014.
Hubbard says Jones knew right from wrong because he didn't call 911 and took steps to try to hide all his children's bodies. The children were found in trash bags on an Alabama hillside nine days after their deaths. They ranged in age from 1 to 8.
Defense lawyers are arguing Jones is not guilty by reason of insanity.
Rapes, voodoo ritual in killer dad's chaotic upbringing.
Lawyers are detailing the chaotic upbringing of a South Carolina father who killed his five children as they ask a jury to spare his life. Social worker Deborah Grey testified Tuesday that Timothy Jones Jr.'s father was born after his then 12-year-old grandmother was raped by her stepfather. Grey testified Jones' mother reported her father molested her and locked her in a closet with a dead chicken dripping blood on her as part of a voodoo ritual.