How does one reach the point of murdering your own children? Prosecutors insisted that Timothy Jones was a religious fanatic with bizarre notions about the role of wives and the discipline of children. The defense painted a picture of drug abuse and crisis. Either way, the children paid the price. I wonder if Jones will ever see the incident that way.
A Lexington County jury has found Timothy Jones Jr guilty as charged in the death of his five children. The verdict was announced after jurors deliberated for six hours and 15 minutes. The trial now heads to the penalty phase.