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Mother of 5 children killed in sobs on the stand, the ex-husband on trial

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss. A jury has been chosen and the opening statement should begin soon in the death penalty trial of Jones, a South Carolina father charged with killing his five children. The 12-member jury with six alternates was selected Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Lexington County Courthouse. Opening statements are expected Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

COLUMBIA, S. C. – The mother of five children were killed and fell in sobs during the death penalty trial of her ex-husband.

Amber Kyzer is often wiped the tears in her hours of testimony Monday at the Lexington County Courthouse.

When a prosecutor asked her to read a letter she wrote to her oldest daughter about her divorce from Timothy Jones Jr, they only got a few sentences in. She sobbed “my baby, my baby, oh god” after reading the part where she told her 8-year-old daughter, her mother and father loved her very much.

Jones, the father of all five of the victims, showed no emotion.

Jones is charged with five murders. Prosecutors said he killed his children, ages 8, 7, 6, 2 and 1, in their Lexington home in August 2014.

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