(London Daily Mail) A pediatric nurse who allegedly murdered more than 40 infants in the 1980s and was sent to prison for 99 years is up for parole this week.
The parole board will almost certainly vote to keep Genene Jones behind bars. But no matter what the board does, she will walk free in less than four years.
‘She’s probably going to be the first serial killer in this country’s history to be legally released,’ Andy Kahan, a Houston crime victim advocate told KHOU-TV.
Jones, now age 64, is suspected of murdering dozens of infants by injecting them with a combination of drugs at two hospitals in San Antonio and Kerrville, Texas, between 1971 and 1984. Some estimates say she killed as many as 46 children.
However, she was only convicted of two crimes – the murder of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan and the attempted murder of Rolando Jones, who was 18 months old at the time.
Her 99-year prison sentence was reduced by one third because of Texas sentencing laws at the time. She was put away in 1985. She is scheduled to be released in February 2018.