Ex-Texas nurse pleads guilty in 1981 death of 11-month-old
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children has pleaded guilty in the 1981 death of an 11-month-old boy and was sentenced to life in prison. Sixty-nine-year-old Genene Jones has been in prison since 1984 after being convicted for the death of one child and for giving an overdose to another. She had been set to be released from prison in 2018 under a mandatory release law that was in place when she was convicted. But prosecutors in 2017 filed the first of five separate murder charges related to the deaths of children in the early 1980s. Prosecutors have said they didn’t really know her motivation.
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