Amber Kyzer was married to Timothy Jones Jr. for eight years and lived in Lexington County until 2012 – when they received a divorce and shared joint custody of their children.
"I had nothing to offer my children, I couldn't support them," she said. "As a mother, I made the best decision I could. I trusted my husband at the time. He promised to take care of our children."
Then she phoned August 28, 2014 as she always did at 7 pm – but something was different. Her child screamed in the background and her son sounded like he was gassing for air, she said. Then her husband interrupted the phone and did not answer many calls from her afterwards, she said.
She later found that he had killed his children Mera, 8; Elias, 7; Nahtahn, 6; Gabriel, 2; and Abigail 1
& # 39; Nothing justifies what you have done "
Kyzer said while agitated by Jones to kill the children, she asked for her life on their behalf .
"He did not show my children mercy in any way. My children loved him and if I speak on behalf of my children and not myself, that's what I would have to say, "she testified on Tuesday." I'm not here for me. Mom in me wants him to feel everything I know, which my kids knew. Nothing justifies, nothing justifies what you have done. "
During the hearing, she turned to the one she was married to and told her how she loved him at a time, and so did their children. Jones wiped away tears with a handkerchief.
Kyzer said she had not participated in most hearings in person but had seen them on the stream and discovered cruel details about how her child died while other people in the courtroom.
Han put their bodies in the trash and dumped them
South Carolina Department of Correctional Officers – Lt Travis Pressley and Ben Boyd – testifying how he, after being treated and sitting in a room, came clean and described how he killed the children.
"I discovered with you and the world what had happened to my children. So in the future, Mum in me saw, fry him, fry him completely. But from the beginning I have kept – – I'm not a death penalty – I'm a strong believers without the death penalty, says Kyzer.
Others have asked the jury to save their lives
Kyzer said she did not want her husband's family to feel the pain of losing one son as she did.
"If I personally could tear his face, I would," she said, according to the affiliate. "That is the mummy bear in me. I do not wish the Jones family what I felt I lost my sons. "
She told the jury about the alleged abuse she suffered while marrying Jones, sometimes in the presence of their child. She described how he used to spit on
In addition to Kyzer, Joness's grandmother and his father have also asked the jury not to condemn him to death.