WATCH LIVE: Day 2 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of his 5 children starts Wednesday

WATCH LIVE: Day 2 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of his 5 children starts Wednesday
Timothy Jones Jr. speaks to one of his attorneys, Boyd Young, during a break in jury selection for his trial. Jones is charged with killing his 5 children in 2014. (Source: John Monk)

WATCH LIVE: Testimony on Day 2 of the Timothy Jones, Jr. murder trial resumes >>> http://bit.ly/2JHsa1a

Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The first witnesses in the trial of Timothy Jones, Jr. will take the stand on Wednesday.

Jones is facing five murder charges in the deaths of his children in 2014.

During opening statements on Tuesday, prosecutors painted Jones as an abusive father, claiming he often used physical activity, like push-ups and jumping jacks as a form of punishment.

Meanwhile, Jones’ defense team cited a number of factors like drug use, a schizophrenia diagnosis, and a crumbling marriage.

Jones is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. Witnesses are expected to take the stand beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

You can watch the trial live on wistv.com, in the above live player, or on the WIS News 10 Facebook page.

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