The Jury has to decide, soon, if the father’s will to the death for the killing of 5 children in the

Lawyer, Boyd Young, talks with Tim Jones, center, during the decision-making phase of his trial, in Lexington, S. C., Timothy Jones, Jr. it was found guilty of killing his 5 young children in 2014. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool)

COLUMBIA, S. C. – A jury is expected to begin deliberating on whether a South Carolina father has been sentenced to death or to life in prison for the deaths of his five children.

Prosecutors and lawyers for Timothy Jones Jr. are scheduled to give closing arguments Thursday morning, and in the decision-making phase of the process.

The same, a Lexington County jury, which convicted him of five counts of murder last week to vote unanimously for the death penalty, or Jones will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

Jones killed his five children , between the ages of 1 and 8, in their Lexington home in August of 2014.

Jones’ lawyers say that he deserves mercy because he was a good father with a mental illnes s that bit about drug abuse, and single parents and stress.

Prosecutors say Jones was a self-centered, angry man.

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