Illinois vs. Timothy R. Jones: Court filings from March 2002

Timothy Ray Jones, de­scribed by fam­ily as a “lov­ing fath­er” had a troubled young adult­hood, and was fre­quently vis­ited by child wel­fare au­thor­it­ies in the years be­fore he al­legedly killed his five chil­dren and dumped their bod­ies in rur­al Alabama, ac­cord­ing to pub­lic re­cords.

Court re­cords from Illinois, where he re­portedly grew up, show that Jones was 20 when he was con­victed of for­gery, pos­ses­sion of a stolen vehicle, theft and drug pos­ses­sion, all felon­ies.

He was sen­tenced in 2002 to con­sec­ut­ive terms of five and six years for the for­gery and car theft, re­spect­ively, with an ad­di­tion­al year for the drug pos­ses­sion case.