5th New Murder Charge for Nurse Who May Have Killed 60 Kids
Genene Jones is already jailed for one murder
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 31, 2017 5:07 PM CDT
This January 1984 file photo shows nurse Genene Jones.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – A former nurse who prosecutors believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 Texas children has been indicted on a murder charge for the fifth time this year, the AP reports. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood says a grand jury indicted Genene Jones on a murder charge Tuesday in the 1981 death of a 3-month-old. The 67-year-old Jones already is in state prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived. She was scheduled for release in March, but has recently been charged in the deaths of an 11-month-old in 1981, a 2-year-old in 1981, an 8-month-old in 1981 and a 4-month old the year following.

LaHood says authorities want to hold Jones "accountable for as many children's deaths as the evidence will support." Authorities have linked Jones to the deaths of children during or shortly after her shifts at a San Antonio hospital and a medical clinic in the region.


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