Ex-nurse faces 3rd, 4th murder charges in children’s deaths
SAN ANTONIO | A former nurse who prosecutors believe could be responsible in the deaths of up to 60 Texas children has been indicted on two new murder charges.
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Genene Jones, 66, was indicted Thursday in the deaths of an 8-month-old in 1981 and a 4-month-old a year later.
She now faces four new murder charges, all filed in about the last month.
Jones is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences in state prison for the 1982 killing of another toddler and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived.
She was scheduled for release in March under a mandatory release law in place when she was convicted, but District Attorney Nico LaHood previously has said he’s trying to ensure she never leaves prison because she’s linked to the deaths of many more children who died in the early 1980s either during her shifts or shortly after.