What did Genene Jones do?
Genene Jones is an American serial killer who killed up to 60 children during the 1970s and 1980s. She was a vocational nurse who used injections including digoxin and heparin to cause medical issues in her patients, which resulted in their deaths. The exact number of her victims remains unknown due to hospital officials allegedly misplacing and destroying medical records to avoid further litigation down the line.
What happened after she was caught?
In 1985, Jones was sentenced to 99 years in prison for killing Chelsea McClellan with succinylcholine. McClellan was only 15 months old. Later that year, Jones was sentenced to a concurrent term of 60 years in prison for the attempted murder of Rolando Santos.
Jones served her sentence at the Lane Murray Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and in 2018 she had been scheduled for mandatory release due to a strange Texas law that aimed to prevent prison overcrowding. Prosecutors sought to prevent this and indicted her on the 25th May 2017 for the murder of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer. On the 16th January, 2020, Jones pleaded guilty to Joshua Sawyer’s murder, in a plea bargain that saw four other charges dropped. She was sentenced to life in prison.
Where is Genene Jones now?
Genene Jones is currently serving her sentence at an unknown location. She is 73 years of age and will be eligible for parole when she’s 87 years old.
She was the subject of a television movie called Deadly Medicine in 1991, and a Discovery Channel documentary called Lethal Injection.
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