Friday, June 30, 2017

Texas nurse believed to have killed 60 people. She was a pediatric nurse. There is no statute of limitations on murder.

June 29, 2017
By Tammy Prout

Genene Jones, (click here) centre, arrives at court in Georgetown, Texas, where she was sentenced to 99 years in prison, in 1984. 

The count is now up to four new murder charges (click here) against “Killer Nurse” Genene Jones, with Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas Lahood announcing today that a grand jury has just handed down two more true bill indictments.

“These new indictments are for the July 3, 1981 murder of 8-month-old Richard ‘Ricky’ Nelson and the Jan. 17, 1982 murder of 4-1/2-month-old Patrick Zavala,” Lahood said in a press conference this afternoon.

In late May, Lahood announced a grand jury indictment against Jones for murder in the death of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer on Dec. 12, 1981.

Last week, Lahood announced a murder indictment against Jones for the Sept. 16, 1981 death of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega.

“In all four cases, Jones was working as a nurse at a pediatric intensive care unit at a local (San Antonio) hospital,” Lahood said. “Additionally, all four of these innocent children were murdered within a 5-1/2 month period."...

In 1995 she used succinylcholine, a drug that deteriorates muscles in children. In particular the heart muscle and death follows.