Dad accused in kids' deaths called 'responsible'
LEXINGTON, SC - Records describe a South Carolina man who has confessed to killing his five children as a highly intelligent, responsible father who was given primary custody after a messy divorce.
Divorce records say 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was an Intel engineer and made more than $70,000 a year. The file says his wife didn't work outside the home or have a driver's license.
Jones and his wife divorced in October, and records note his wife was having an affair with a neighbor. Jones was given primary custody, and the therapist called him a "responsible father."
Authorities say Jones will be charged with murder when he's returned to South Carolina. He led authorities to the children's bodies along a rural Alabama road on Tuesday after his arrest in Mississippi.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Sunshine Bridge closure hurts sugar cane farmers
Nearly 20 years after high-profile murder, police break Kassie Federer case; Suspect...
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $667M, largest in drawing's history
First responders concerned about inability to use Sunshine Bridge
Second house fire claims another life this week