Genene Jones may be Released under old Texas Lawon February 23, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Genene Jones was a nurse from the San Antonio area in the 1970’s. Wanting to be seen as a hero, she would inject infants with heparin or succinylchlorine to make them sick. She would then revive the infant and be proclaimed a savior.
Sometimes it didn’t work out so well.
Jones was convicted of killing two children and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. She is suspected of having actually killed from 11 to 47 children, however.
Her conviction came during a period of severe prison overcrowding. Many laws and statutes were enacted to reduce the overcrowding. And as a result, many violent offenders were released.
In Jones’ case, those convicted from 1977 to 1987 receive extra credit for time served for every day of good behavior. Barring a new development, Jones will be scheduled for mandatory release in 2017.
A similar situation came up for Coral Watts in 2004. In that case, prosecutors connected him to another murder, adding another life sentence. This time it stuck, and he spent the rest of his life in prison.
Prosecutors have six years to make another murder stick to Jones.