U.S. Man Accused Of Killing His Five Children

U.S. Man Accused Of Killing His Five Children

Washington (AFP) — An American man is suspected of killing his five children aged between one and eight and burying them along a road in garbage bags, U.S. media reported Wednesday.

The suspect named as 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones from South Carolina, reportedly led police to the spot where his children lay buried after being held on a driving offence.

Jones was stopped Saturday at a road checkpoint in the southern state of Mississippi. Officers found he appeared to be driving under the influence of drugs, according to The State newspaper.

The suspect, who is divorced from the children’s mother and shares custody with her, was detained after police found his name on a list compiled by the National Crime Information Center.

His ex-wife had reported him and the children missing on September 3 after she failed to get in touch with them, the newspaper said.

Jones later led police to the site where the children were buried, in the neighbouring state of Alabama, the paper said.

“The children were decomposed and were found in individual plastic garbage bags,” Sheriff Charlie Crumpton of Smith County in Mississippi was quoted as saying.

It was not immediately known how the children died.

“I’m a father of two, and I can’t imagine what goes through a man’s head when he does this. It was a horrible, horrible crime,” Crumpton said.

AFP Photo/Mat Hayward

Interested in more national news? Sign up for our daily email newsletter


Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Fox News Deceives Viewers About Its Own Reporter's Question To Biden (VIDEO)

Lucas Tomlinson

On the November 26 edition of Fox News Sunday, Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson declared, “The oldest president in U.S. history also continues to face questions about his age, even here in Nantucket,” followed by video of President Joe Biden reacting to a yelled question — “Mr. President, are you too old to be running for reelection?” — which was clearly Tomlinson’s own voice. In reporting the story to his Fox audience, however, Tomlinson did not make it clear that he was the one who asked the question.

Keep reading...Show less
Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Many liberal and progressive pundits have been predicting a "brain drain" from red states — skillful, college-educated doctors, university professors and teachers leaving because of oppressive MAGA policies. OB-GYNs are worried about draconian anti-abortion laws; teachers and librarians are under attack from the far-right Moms for Liberty.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}