(AP Photo/Smith County Sheriff's Office)
(AP Photo/Smith County Sheriff's Office)

A father is accused of killing all five of his children, ages one to eight, in a case that spans three states.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:

(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Law enforcement in Lexington County, South Carolina, is having a hard time stomaching the idea that a father would kill his own five children and dump their bodies hundreds of miles away in Alabama. Lewis McCarty is the Sheriff:

(McCarty) "I made a promise to these children's mother that I would bring these children home. And I was not gonna go back on that promise."

Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. confessed to police in Mississippi after being pulled over for drunk driving. He'll be charged with five counts of murder. The five kids were as old as eight and as young as one.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.