Dad Timothy Jones convicted of murdering all five of his young children

A father was found guilty of killing all five of his young children.

Timothy Jones, 37, was convicted by a jury Tuesday who unanimously found him guilty of killing his children:  Merah, 8, Elias, 7, Nahtahn, 6, Gabriel, 2, and Elaine, 1, in August 2014 in Lexington, South Carolina.

The same jury will come back to the courthouse later this week to decide if Jones will get the death penalty or spend life in prison.

Jones had pleaded guilty by reason of insanity, but the jury found him guilty and did not give him leniency for any mental defects, which would have likely reduced his sentence.

Prosecutors say Jones killed the first child by making him exercise for hours after he broke an electrical outlet in their Lexington home in August 2014. Several hours later, he strangled the other four children.

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