Man Sentenced to death for Killing his 5 Kids despite Plea by his Ex-Wife

The South Carolina man who murdered his five young children was sentenced to death Thursday, according to multiple reports.

TV station WIS reports Timothy Jones was sentenced after being convicted of strangling and choking his five children to death, all of whom were under the age of 8.

The sentence came despite the plea from Jones’ ex-wife, who was the mother of the kids, to spare his life. The mom, Amber Kyzer, recalled the kids’ love for their father as her reason.

“If I could personally rip his face off, I would,” Kyzer said about Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who was found guilty on June 4 of the 2014 murders, reports local Columbia, South Carolina, TV station WIS. “That’s the momma bear in me. I do not wish on the Jones family what I felt losing my sons.”

She added: “He did not show my children mercy by any means, but my kids loved him and if I’m speaking on behalf of my kids and not myself, that’s what I would have to say. I’m not here for me. The mom in me wants him to feel everything that I feel, that my kids felt.”

She told Jones in court: “Nothing justifies what you’ve done.”

Her appearance at the sentencing hearing as a character witness for Jones — after she’d earlier testified against him — was a surprise, according to WLTX.



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