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United States man sentenced to death for killing his five children

Timothy Jones Jr. wipes his eyes during closing statements in his murder trial at the Lexington County Courthouse in Lexington Ky The Latest: Death sentence for father who killed his 5 kids
Patty Aguilar | 16 June, 2019, 02:03

A jury has sentenced a SC father to death on June 13 for murdering his five young children, then dumping their bodies on the side of a dirt road in Alabama.

Jones said a "gremlin voice" told him to kill the rest of the children, a psychiatrist testified during the guilt phase of the trial.

After being found guilty, the jury has announced the sentence for Tim Jones, Jr.

Timothy Jones, 37 was convicted of the murders of Merah, 8; Elias, 7; Nahtahn, 6; Gabriel, 2; and Abigail, 1 at their mobile home in 2014 before driving their decomposing bodies through several USA states and dumping them in Alabama.

Prosecutor Rick Hubbard asked for the death penalty, calling Jones "a monster".

Solicitor Rock Hubbard told jurors in his closing argument earlier that if any jurors had doubts whether Jones deserved the death penalty, all they had to do is consider the five rubbish bags where he dumped their bodies in rural Alabama.

Jones' father hung his head in his hands as the verdict was read and other family members appeared to cry.

A jury in Lexington, South Carolina, voted unanimously to give divorced former software engineer the death penalty rather than life in prison without possibility of parole.

The state has not executed anyone since 2011 because it lacks the drugs to carry out lethal injection. How many more tears do they have to shed?

Solicitor Rick Hubbard said in his closing argument on June 13 that Jones had split with his wife and couldn't stand that he no longer had control over her.

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Mr Hubbard said Jones was a selfish, evil man who abused his children and murdered them out of rage and fear of being caught.

Jones admitted he exercised six-year-old Nathan until he collapsed and died, then several hours later chose to kill the other four children.

Over the next several hours, Jones made a decision and "sentenced his kids to death", the the prosecutor said.

"He's done what you folks are going to have to do". The jury consisted of 10 women and 8 men. "But my kids loved him and if I'm speaking on behalf of my kids and not myself, that's what I have to say".

He confessed to the slayings, telling investigators that he first forced his 6-year-old son Nahtahn to exercise until the point he collapsed and died before strangling and choking the boy's siblings - Merah, Elias, Gabriel and Abigail.

He then used a belt to choke two-year-old Gabriel and one-year-old Abigail.

A life sentence "is just send Timmy to his room, make him think about what he has done", Mr Hubbard said.

Jones drove around with the bodies for nine days before dumping them in five trash bags in Alabama.

Jones was arrested at a traffic checkpoint after an officer caught the smell of decomposing bodies in his vehicle.

In a phone call from prison in 2014, Jones said he "snapped" when he killed Nahtahn, 6, because the child was crying for his mother.

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