Jury Sentences South Carolina Father to Death for Killing His 5 Children

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A jury took less than two hours to decide to sentence Timothy Jones Jr. to death. Jones Jr. killed all five of his children in August of 2014.

A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the side of an Alabama dirt road.

Timothy Jones Jr. showed no emotion as the jury delivered the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation. They also could have sentenced him to life without parole.

The same Lexington County jury convicted Jones of five counts of murder last week in the deaths of his children, ages 1 to 8, in their Lexington home in August 2014. Read More