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.
"The mom in me was like, ‘Fry him. Fry him, absolutely.’ ... But I’m a strong believer in no death penalty.”— The Post and Courier (@postandcourier) June 12, 2019
Despite his crimes, Timothy Jones Jr.’s ex-wife wants mercy for him.https://t.co/On21mH2uLb
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.
Amber Kyzer and Timothy Jones Jr. married and had 5 children. When they divorced she didn’t have a job, a car, a license, but he did. She gave her children to her ex-husband because she felt she couldn’t provide for them. pic.twitter.com/XEeg6ycnf5— DrivingMzStacey🚴🏼♀️🛴🚆🏎 (@drivingmzstacey) June 12, 2019
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."
Simply Horrible .... respect her wishes & spare his life so he'll forever be reminded of what he did.— Mike (@Mike23389921) June 12, 2019
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.
No mercy.— Lynn Renaldi-Hause (@renaldi1) June 12, 2019
"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."
Amber Kyzer appears to be hitting back at some of the claims made about her so far this trial. Says she knows Merah and Nahtahn wanted to live with her, that she missed maybe two meetings after the separation and Jones wouldn’t reschedule meeting times @WLTX— Jacob Reynolds (@JRFromTheSouth) June 11, 2019
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.
Timothy Jones deserves the same mercy he showed his 5 kids, which was none. He is an evil human being, and no other punishment except for execution will suffice.— The Death Watch (@the_death_watch) June 7, 2019