Trial date set for father accused of killing his 5 children

Jones. Lexington County Detention Center photo.

Jury selection and the trial for Timothy Jones, Jr.  is set for Oct. 15.  Jones, of Lexington, is accused of brutally murdering his five children almost four years ago.
Judge Eugene Griffith set the trial date for Jones according to Lexington County court documents. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Jones, 36.

Jones, in 2014, was arrested in Mississippi. His five children, Mera, 8; Elias, 7; Nahtahn, 6; Gabriel, 2; and Abigail, 1, were found dead off a dirt road in rural Alabama. Investigators believe Jones picked up the children from school and daycare on Aug. 28, before their bodies were found on Sept. 9.

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