Jailed Texas helper charged with 1981 murder of 11-month-old

A jailed Texas helper prosecutors think murdered up to 60 infants was charged for the 1981 death of another child with less than a year to offer behind bars before her release.

Genene Jones, a former pediatric nurse, is portion point 99-year and 60-year jail sentences at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Murray Unit in Gatesville for killing 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan with a deadly sip of flesh relaxant and injecting a 4-week-old child with a dangerous volume of blood thinner — who survived the vast sip of drugs.

Under a law in Texas that shaves time off jail terms for good behavior, Jones would have been up for recover in March. But the Bexar County district attorney’s bureau on Thursday charged her with killing 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer in 1981. Investigators pronounced the child died of a deadly overdose of anti-seizure drug, Dilantin.

Famously dubbed “the Angel of Death” by media, investigators think Jones killed up to 60 children at hospitals and clinics around San Antonio between 1977 and 1982.

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 Authorities pronounced that Genene Jones, a Texas helper who is in jail for killing a toddler, faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant.

(AP)

Jones, a protected vocational helper at the time, was hired by San Antonio Bexar County Hospital in 1978. In the years after she started operative there, the hospital remarkable a spike in puzzling deaths and eventually launched an investigation.

While all signs forked to Jones, there was not adequate justification and the hospital, in an bid to equivocate bad press, fired all of its vocational nurses and transposed them with their purebred counterparts.

Jones began operative at a private pediatric hospital in Kerrville not prolonged after — and puzzling emergencies and deaths, similarly, began to boost there.

Genene Jones is suspected of killing as many as 60 children in her caring during the 80s.

Genene Jones is suspected of killing as many as 60 children in her caring during the 80s.

(ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Chelsea McClellan was Jones’ first studious at the new clinic. The toddler’s mother, Petti McClellan, told ABC News in 2013 that she was holding her daughter when Jones injected her with a deadly volume of drugs.

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“I was holding Chelsea, she was confronting me, and Jones gave her the first shot in her thigh,” she said. “Immediately, Chelsea had difficulty breathing. Chelsea was trying to contend my name but she couldn’t. we was intensely upset.”

Jones has been regularly denied release in the last several years, many recently in Aug 2014, My San Antonio reported.

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Nurse Genene Jones, in control of Kerr County Deputy Clay Barton (l.) and Williamson County Deputy Loretta Pickett, (r.), arrives at Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Tex., Feb. 16, 1984.

(Ted Powers/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

In light of the new charge, Jones will be eliminated to the Bexar County Jail and held on a $1 million bond while the case is prosecuted.

With News Wire Services

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