Mother Asks Jury Not To Sentence Her Ex-Husband To Death Despite Him Killing Their Five Children

Mother Asks Jury Not To Sentence Her Ex-Husband To Death Despite Him Killing Their Five Children

Her ex-husband killed all their children. But Amber Kyzer wants the jury to have mercy on him and not to give him the death sentence as she does not believe in it.

Amber Kyzer took the stand this week to urge the jurors not to give her ex-husband, 37-year-old Timothy Jones Jr., the death penalty for killing her five children. As per a report by CNN, Kyzer lived in Lexington County until 2012, with her then-husband Jones. The marriage lasted for eight years, after which she divorced him and they shared joint custody of the kids. Since Kyzer could not support her children, she had to hand over the primary custody of her children to her husband, reported CNN affiliate WIS



She said, "I had nothing to offer my children, I could not provide for them. As a mother, I made the best decision I could. I trusted my husband at the time. He promised to take care of our children." She used to talk to her children every day at 7 pm, but on August 28, 2014, things were different. When she called her husband, she heard her children screaming in the background and heard her son gasping for air. That's when her husband disconnected the call. She tried calling him repeatedly but he didn't answer her call.



To her dismay, she later found out that her five children were murdered by their own father. According to WIS, Jones confessed that he first killed their son Nahtahn, 6, by making him exercise as a punishment for not admitting that he broke an electrical outlet until his body gave way. Instead of reporting this matter to the police, he watched a prison rape scene on his cellphone. He then went on to strangle his other kids Merah, 8, and Elias, 7, with his bare hands. As for 2-year-old Gabriel and 1-year-old Abigail, he choked them with a belt.


The horrific details of the murder took a backseat when Jones' family and his ex-wife testified in court. Although Kyzer was outraged at Jones for murdering her children, she couldn't help but plead on behalf of her ex-husband's life. "He did not show my children mercy by any means. But my kids loved him and if I'm speaking on behalf of my kids and not myself, that's what I would have to say," she testified on Tuesday. "I'm not here for me. The mom in me wants him to feel everything that I feel, that my kids felt. Nothing justifies, nothing justifies what you've done."


As the hearing proceeded, she looked towards her ex-husband and informed him that she did love him at a certain point of time and so did her children. Jones wiped away his tears. He packed the dead bodies of his children in trash bags and dumped them off a dirt road in Alabama. He was arrested on September 6, 2014. Some of these grim details weren't known to the mother and she found them out at the same time the others did in the courtroom.


"I was finding out along with you guys and the world what had happened to my children. So in retrospect, the mom in me was like, fry him, fry him, absolutely. But from the beginning, I have maintained -- I'm not a death penalty -- I'm a strong believer in no death penalty," said Kyzer. She further explained why she didn't want her ex-husband to be sentenced to death. "If I could personally rip his face off, I would," she said. "That's the momma bear in me. I do not wish on the Jones family what I felt losing my sons."


She further gave the jury grave details about her married life as Jones would often abuse her in the presence of her children. Moreover, he used headbutt her and spit on her while threatening to chop her up. Other members of Jones' family, too, took the stand to plead the jury to spare their half brother's life. "Don't take one more from us. Our family can't take it," said his half brother Tyler. Jones pleaded not guilty on the basis of insanity reported WIS. But a jury found him guilty of five counts of murder on June 4. Now, prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the heinous acts of crime committed by Jones, but his family members are still fighting it.


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