Texas Nurse Accused Of Killing 60 Babies

A Texas nurse who is currently serving time in prison for killing two babies in the 1980's has been accused of killing dozens more. Genene Jones, a nurse who worked at hospitals across Texas in the 1980s, is currently serving a 99-year prison term for giving a 15-month-old a lethal dose of muscle relaxant in 1982, and was charged of administering a lethal injection of an anti-epileptic drug in 1981 on Thursday. Jones, who worked an additional 60-year term for administering a potentially lethal injection of a blood thinner to a four-week-old, but he survived. "She's been suspected in dozens of infant deaths and she's only been held accountable in one," said Bexar County district attorney Nico LaHood on Jones.
LaHood added Jones is "pure evil and justive warrants that she be held accountable for the crimes she committed." Pending conviction, Jones is due to be released in March 2018 due to a law to prevent overcrowding in Texas prisons. If Jones is convicted on all counts, she may be sentenced to up to 99 further years in prison.
"We will do our best to ensure that Genene Jones takes her very last breath behind bars," said LaHood.
Not an isolated case
Jones is far from the only caretaker to be suspected or found guilty of murdering those she was supposed to be taking care of.
German nurse Niels H. was sentenced in life in prison in 2015 after being found guilty of murdering two patients. However, a psychologist said the man confessed to killing 30 patients during the trial.
A nurse in Ontario, Canada was charged with eight murders in October 2016. Police have yet to find a motive for the murders.
Courtesy:DW

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