A US mother of five children who were killed by their father has asked a jury to spare him the death penalty.
Amber Kyzer told a court in South Carolina that Tim Jones Jr "did not show my children mercy by any means, but my kids loved him".
The 37-year-old was convicted in May of killing the siblings, aged one to eight, at his home near Lexington on 28 August 2014.
Thursday 13th June's unanimous decision was reached by the same jury that convicted Jones of the August 2014 slaying of the five children, aged one to eight.
Jones admitting exercising his oldest child as a punishment until he collapsed and died.
He strangled the other four, before driving aimlessly around for nine days with the bodies in his car, dumping the remains in black bin bags in rural Alabama.