Genene Jones

Demographic Info

11-46FemaleCaucasianUSAStationaryPersonal Cause1950/07/13 (Texas, USA)n/a


Deadly MedicineDan Reed and Kelly MooreAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review
Death Shift, The: The True Story of Nurse Genene Jones and the Texas Baby MurdersPeter ElkindAmazon


Deadly Women: Dark Secrets (Episode 2x04)

Genene Jones was born on July 13, 1950 in Texas.

It is believed that Jones began her murder series between the years of 1978 and 1981. Jones would usually inject her patients with combinations of digoxin, heparin and succinylcholine. These chemicals would cause the patient’s heart to stop along with many other complications. All of Jones’s victims were located in the paediatric intensive care unit and so were generally under the age of 3. She showed no preference between boys and girls, just so long as they were unable to speak.

According to records, Jones was giving these injections in the hopes to later save the children and be praised for her work. Some also believe that Jones murdered infants to show the that the paediatric care unit was needed.

Jones was originally working at Bexar County Hospital (now renamed The University Hospital of San Antonio). Doctors realized that there was an increased number of infant deaths when Jones was working. However, the hospital did not press charges, instead they asked her to resign. This caused Jones to begin working an a paediatric clinic in Texas. The doctor noticed that children were being poisoned and in 1984 Jones was charged with poisoning 6 children.

In February of 1984 Jones was charged with murdering a baby by injecting chemicals and for attempting to murder a child with chemicals. She was sentenced to 99 years for the murder and 60 years for the attempted murder. Due to overcrowding in the prison Jones will only have to serve one-third of this sentence. She is currently serving her time in Texas and will receive automatic parole in 2017.

Blog Posts

Victim Studies 019: Genene Jones

on May 17th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies by | 3 Comments

Genene Jones was charged for murdering one child and injuring another, but is suspected to have murdered between 11 and 46 infants in the United States. It is believed that Jones began her murder series while working in Bexar County Medical Center Hospital and later in a pediatric physician’s clinic…

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Genene Jones may be Released under old Texas Law

on February 23rd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

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. Usually. Sometimes it didn’t work out so…

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Victims of Genene Jones

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 5 Comments

Genene Jones was charged with the murder of one infant and the attempted murder of another. Although she was only formally charged with one murder, it is believed that she was involved in between eleven to forty-six different murders. We currently have information on the victim she was charged with…

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