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New Murder Charge May Prevent 'Angel Of Death' Nurse From Freedom

Texas prosecutors served a new murder warrant on a former nurse known as the "angel of death" for killing infants to keep her behind bars and thwart a mandatory release set for next year. Genene Jones, 66, was sentenced to 99 years in prison after being convicted of giving a fatal overdose to a 15-month-old in 1982 and was suspected by prosecutors of giving fatal injections to as many as 60 infants and toddlers. Jones worked as a pediatric nurse in several Texas hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices in the late 1970s and early 80s. The new indictment charges her with the murder of an 11-month-old in 1981. The infant boy died in a surge of pediatric deaths that occurred when Jones was working as a pediatric intensive care unit of a San Antonio hospital. Jones was driven by a desire to be seen as the heroic nurse who rescued dying children, expert witnesses said at the trial.

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