Amber Kyzer (left and center) broke down during her testimony in South Carolina on Monday at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, Timothy Jones Jr (bottom right), who is charged with killing their five young children in August 2014. As part of her testimony, Kyzer read a letter she wrote to her oldest child, who she had tried to comfort over the divorce and the pain of suddenly being in a broken home.’You kids are my world and Mommy and Daddy were really blessed to have you,’ Kyzer said, pausing, then burying her head in her hands on the witness stand (top right) and breaking into heaving sobs. ‘Oh god. Oh god. My babies. My babies,’ Kyzer cried as the judge rushed to get the jury out of the courtroom. Jones stood up and looked at her, but showed no emotion. Jones, 37, is charged with five counts of murder. His lawyers don’t dispute that he killed the children, but they are trying to have him found not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors said he killed six-year-old Nahtahn (bottom, second from right) in a rage after finding the boy had broken an outlet in their home near Lexington. Jones then strangled eight-year-old Merah (bottom, second from left) and seven-year-old Elias (bottom left) with his hands and two-year-old Gabriel (bottom, third from left) and one-year-old Abigail (bottom, right) with a belt, prosecutors said. Jones’ trial continues on Tuesday.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail