Day 3 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of his 5 children

Day 3 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of his 5 children
Timothy Jones Jr.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Witnesses will continue testimony Thursday in the trial of Timothy Jones, Jr.

Jones is facing five murder charges in the deaths of his children in 2014.

Witnesses began testimony on Wednesday, one day after attorneys provided their opening statements.

During opening statements on Tuesday, prosecutors painted Jones as an abusive father, claiming he often used physical activity, like push-ups and jumping jacks as a form of punishment.

Meanwhile, Jones’ defense team cited a number of factors like drug use, a schizophrenia diagnosis, and a crumbling marriage.

Jones is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. Witnesses are expected to take the stand beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

You can watch the trial live on wistv.com, in the above live player, or on the WIS News 10 Facebook page.

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