Three decades ago, a nurse, whose job is caring for children, was accused of murdering a 15-month-old baby girl by inserting drugs into her body.
Genene Jones was then sentenced to 99 years in prison. However, she may get out next May due to an old law to release prison overcrowding. Jones, 66, served only less than a third of her term.
So, Jones is being investigated again since some people claimed that dozens of other children died in her care.
Consequently, new charges have been filed on Thursday.
On December 12, 1981, Jones was accused of killing an 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer. If convicted, she could have spent a lifetime in jail.
Jones may get out
Nico LaHood, Bexar County District Attorney, said that proof of evidence indicates she murdered the kid with a toxic dose of Dilantin when he was a patient at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio; the hospital is now named University Hospital.
LaHood confirmed that his office “got fresh eyes” to check out old evidence from the 1980 original case. LaHood affirmed that his office discovered new evidence. In addition, Sawyer’s mother shared medical records with investigators. Detectives still don’t know Jones’ motive.
“As people are well aware, I believe children are a gift from the Lord,” LaHood said. “Genene Jones did not see children in this regard. She is pure evil and justice warrants that she be held accountable for the crimes she committed.”
Jones worked as a nurse for about four years in many hospitals in the San Antonio district. During her shifts, the pediatric units displayed an increase in infant deaths. She used to work from 3 to 11 p.m.
Jones is now present at a prison in Gatesville, Texas, and will come to Bexar County next year. Bond on the new accusations was $1 million.