Nurse Suspected of Killing Up to 46 Kids Set to Leave Prison

August 13, 2013
ABC News reported on Tuesday that Genene Jones, a former pediatric nurse convicted of killing a 15-month-old infant and suspected of murdering over 40 more will be released from prison without completing her 99 year sentence because of an expired law in Texas that grants a “mandatory” release to inmates with good behavior.
On May 14, 1984 Genene Anne Jones, now 63, was sentenced for the murder of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan in 1982 in a small-town pediatric clinic where Jones was a nurse.
“I was holding Chelsea, she was facing me, and Jones gave her the first shot in her left thigh. Immediately Chelsea had trouble breathing. Chelsea was trying to say my name, but she couldn’t. I was extremely upset,” Petti McClellan, the victim’s mother, told ABC News.
Jones was also convicted of injuring a child in another attack in which the child survived. The exact number of babies Jones killed is unknown, as one hospital she worked for destroyed her records for fear of a publicity nightmare.
She was sentenced to 60 years on that conviction, but it was ordered to be served concurrently with the 99 year sentence.
Jones is scheduled for release on Feb. 24, 2018, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported. She will have served 35 years behind bars, less than one third of her sentence.
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