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Friday, January 8, 2021

Genene Jones: "Killer Nurse"

     In 1984, pediatric nurse Genene Jones was convicted of murdering a 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan, a patient at the Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. The 33-year-old nurse had injected the child with a fatal dose of muscle relaxant medication. The judge sentenced Jones to 99 years in prison.

     In 2017, a new Texas law designed to reduce prison overcrowding made Genene Jones, known as the "killer nurse," eligible for parole in 2018. Jones, a so-called "angel of death," was suspected of murdering up to 60 pediatric patients under her care.

     In 2018, a grand jury sitting in San Antonio, indicted Jones of murdering four children aged 3-months to two years when she was a nurse at the Bexar County Hospital. The victims died in 1981 and 1982 from muscle relaxant overdoses.

     On January 16, 2020, Genene Jones pleaded guilty to murdering one of the four children, Joshua Sawyer. He was killed in 1981. The judge sentenced Jones to life in prison. The other three murder charges were dismissed.  

2 comments:

  1. You might want to change the date in your 1st sentence.

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  2. Oops. Thank you. I was just a hundred years off.

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