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Questions surrond father who killed his five kids
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AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.And they loved “wrestling with their dad.”At their memorial in this rural Mississippi town Friday, about 100 people, some who didn’t even know the Jones children, watched a slide show of their short lives. Mourners in wooden church pews cried and soft music accompanied the images of Merah, 8; Elias, 7; Nahtahn, 6; Gabriel, 2; and Elaine, 1.About 400 miles away in Lexington, S.C., their father waived his first court appearance Friday because he is being “portrayed as a monster” and needs a mental health evaluation as soon as possible, his attorney said.Authorities said Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, killed his three boys and two girls, wrapped their bodies in separate trash bags and drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural hilltop in Alabama. Jones killed them at his home about two weeks ago, before his ex-wife reported them missing, said Acting Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty.