TX TX - Genene Jones, Serial Baby Killer, Scheduled For Early Release

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well there is an update in the court site (last 3 entries):

    on top they have:

    Name
    GENENE JONES SID 354967 Judicial Number 1815543
    Case Status Date 5/30/2018 Case Status AWTG PSYCH EVAL

    Date Description
    1/23/2019
    ORD PAY INVEST EXP V1517P1459

    7/19/2018 TRIAL DATE SET
    7/19/2018 AWTG TRIAL




    link: https://search.bexar.org/Case/CaseD...nene&m=&&p=1_2017CR11745++++D3991815543100000


    NO idea "what" that means... no dates given.
     
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  2. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Genene Jones, the former pediatric nurse convicted in 1984 for killing a Kerrville toddler with an overdose of muscle relaxers, has been declared competent to stand trial on new charges involving the deaths of five San Antonio children in the 1980s.

    In the new indictments, Jones is accused of murder in the deaths of Joshua Sawyer on Dec. 12, 1981; Richard “Ricky” Nelson, 8 months, who died July 3, 1981; Patrick Zavala, 4 months, who died Jan. 17, 1982; Rosemary Vega, 2 years old, who died Sept. 16, 1981; and Paul Villarreal, who was 3 months old when he died Sept. 24, 1981.

    https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Genene-Jones-Angel-of-Death-due-in-San-13615568.php
     
  3. JenniferTx

    JenniferTx Well-Known Member

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    No way in the world should this crazy serial killer be released from prison. Hope the jurors in this case find her guilty.
     
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  4. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Still awaiting psych eval....... [​IMG]
     
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  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well - finally we have movement on this case!!

    Date Description
    9/9/2019 TRIAL DATE SET

    6/8/2019 ATTY NOTICE FAXED FOR SETTING 09092019
    6/8/2019 ATTY NOTICE FAXED FOR SETTING 09092019
    6/8/2019 ATTY NOTICE EMAIL FOR SETTING 09092019
    6/8/2019 ATTY NOTICE EMAIL FOR SETTING 09092019

    5/22/2019 ORDER DISCONT EVAL V1537P0685

    5/2/2019 MOTION/ORD SEALED V1540P0569

    5/1/2019 MOTION/ORD SEALED V1540P0566

    link: Search Results
     
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  6. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, Sept. 9th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (to set trial date) (@ am CT) - TX - 5 victims (4 boys/1 girl from ages 3 mos to 2 yrs) (July 1981 to Jan. 1982, San Antonio) - *Genene Jones (68) - charged with 5 counts of murder. Plead not guilty. $1M bond for each case.
    *indicted 10/25/17 for 7/3/81 death of Richard “Ricky” Nelson (8 mos). Case# 2017CR11745
    *indicted 3/28/17 for 12/12/81 death of Joshua Sawyer (11 mos). #2017CR5730
    *indicted 6/1/17 for 9/16/81 death of Rosemary Vegas (2 yrs). #2017CR6765
    *indicted 6/26/17 for 9/24/81 death of Paul Villerreal (3 mos). #2017CR7191
    *indicted 6/26/17 for 1/17/82 death of Patrick Zavala (4 mos). #2017CR7192
    Jones - From 2015: convicted in 1985 of murder of Chelsea McClellan (15 mos old) & the attempted murder of another infant. Sentenced to 99 years in prison (plus 60 years for attempted murder). In 2013, CNN described the reason for Jones’ impending release as “an old Texas law designed to prevent prison overcrowding. The Mandatory Release law allows inmates convicted of violent crimes between 1977 and 1987 to be automatically released if their “good behavior” credit plus their time served equals their sentence. The law was changed in 1987 to exclude violent criminals, but it isn’t retroactive. 2018: after giving defense a deadline for a plea deal that would impose a sentence delaying her mandatory release until after her one-hundredth birthday. The Jan. 31 deadline passed without a response. Cox said consideration of any plea agreement was “just a little bit premature at this point.”
    3/1/18 was extradited from Gatesville to Bexar County jail. 5/30/18: Under went Psych evaluation. 6/20/18: Awaiting Psych report. 7/19/18 Trial Update: Trial delayed, waiting for psych report.
    2/14/19 Update: Hearing held - Magistrate Judge Andrew Carruthers announced Thursday (2/14/19) the finding of the mental evaluation of the 68-year-old inmate, who has been in prison since 1984. But Jones’ attorney, Cornelius Cox, challenged the competency finding & requested another evaluation, which Carruthers granted. Through Cox, Jones pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.
    7/1/19 Update: Hearing to set trial date on 9/9.
     
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  7. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Recap / comprehensive coverage from Peter Elkind / Texas Monthly:

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/nurse-genene-jones-really-kill-babies/
    APR 18, 2018

    ‘I Really Did Kill Those Babies’

    “Genene Jones, a Texas nurse long suspected of more than a dozen child murders decades ago but convicted of only one, allegedly confessed.”

    —-

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/death-shift-genene-jones-letter/
    JUN 29, 2017

    In Newly Discovered Letter, “Death Shift” Nurse Genene Jones Seems to Acknowledge Guilt

    “The 2011 letter, in which Jones admits that she ”was heinous” and sorry for the damage because of her crime, came as a surprise to prosecutors.”

    ——

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/angel-death-nurse-charged-death-second-baby/
    JUN 21, 2017

    The “Angel-of-Death” Nurse Charged With Death of Second Baby

    “Decades after prosecutors convicted Genene Jones of killing a single infant, a Texas grand jury has indicted the former nurse on a second charge of murder. Prosecutors hope to prevent Jones’s release from prison, which is scheduled for next year.”

    —-

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/prosecutors-race-keep-angel-death-behind-bars/
    MAY 25, 2017

    Prosecutors Race to Keep Angel-of-Death Behind Bars

    “Texas is scheduled to release Genene Jones, a former nurse and suspected serial killer of children, early next year. Today, prosecutors in San Antonio moved to prevent her release, bringing a new murder charge against Jones in connection with the death of a child 35 years ago.”
     
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  8. neesaki

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    Considering this is in Texas I’m shocked this woman wasn’t given the death penalty.
    Does anyone know why she was just given a 99 year
    sentence ? TIA

    Genene Jones: The Nurse With A Savior Complex Who May Have Killed Up To 60 Infants
     
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  9. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    from court site - which is not the greatest....

    Date Description
    2/10/2020 TRIAL DATE SET
    2/10/2020 AWTG TRIAL

    9/10/2019 ATTY NOTICE FAXED FOR SETTING 02102020
    9/10/2019 ATTY NOTICE FAXED FOR SETTING 02102020
    9/10/2019 ATTY NOTICE EMAIL FOR SETTING 02102020
    9/10/2019 ATTY NOTICE EMAIL FOR SETTING 02102020

    9/9/2019 TRIAL DATE SET

    link: https://search.bexar.org/Case/CaseD...nene&m=&&p=1_2017CR11745++++D3991815543100000


    going to "assume" 2/10 is another hearing - ?? - to set trial date - ??
     
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    Eloise Well-Known Member

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    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-death-shift-2/

    This long article was written at the time, and has really detailed info on kids from the hospital and from the pediatrics clinic she worked at. Was really good context to read as I didn't know anything about the case until I saw this thread pop up.

    She really seemed to get off on medical emergencies and being the hero - if those emergencies weren't happening naturally, then she was determined to cause them.
     
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    Convicted baby killer Genene Jones to stand trial on murder charges

    September 9, 2019

    "Convicted killer Genene Jones, the pediatric nurse known as the “Angel of Death” for fatally injecting a Kerrville child with an overdose of a powerful drug in the 1980s, will be tried on murder charges early next year, a judge decided Monday, after her attorney abruptly withdrew his motion for a competency trial.

    Jones, dressed in a blue Bexar County jail jumpsuit, entered the courtroom using a walker. She sat in the jury box and appeared alert as she conferred with her attorneys, Cornelius Cox and Brigitte Garza, before the competency trial was to begin.

    When Judge Frank Castro called her case, Jones stood with Cox and Garza at the bench, along with prosecutors Catherine Babbitt, Samantha DiMaio and Gretchen Flader. Cox told Castro that through research and observation, he no longer had any concerns that Jones could not help in her own defense.

    “My client is now competent to stand trial,” he told Castro before withdrawing his motion for a jury trial on competency....

    Castro set a deadline of Nov. 1 for pretrial motions in the upcoming cases and told the state and defense to be ready to go to trial in January...."

    Convicted baby killer Genene Jones to stand trial on murder charges
     
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    'Killer Nurse' wants Bible returned (with clip)
    Prosecutor: Bible may contain evidence


    September 10, 2019

    "SAN ANTONIO - When nurse Genene Jones was in prison serving a life sentence for killing a Kerrville child in 1982, her Bible was seized during a sweep of her cell.

    Jones — who now is in the Bexar County Jail awaiting trial in the deaths of five children who died under mysterious circumstances at area hospitals where she worked as a nurse in the 1980s — wants the Bible returned.

    “Her Bible gives her some comfort, and we feel that the Bible should be returned,” said Cornelius Cox, Jones' lawyer, following a hearing earlier this week.

    During the hearing, Cox withdrew his request for a competency trial and Jones’ murder trial was set for early January.
    Catherine Babbitt, major crimes chief of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, said for now, the Bible will only be returned on court orders...."

    'Killer Nurse' wants Bible returned

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  14. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well - just give her another bible.... :rolleyes: I'm sure there are the same words in them!

    Like the judge said - waited 30 years to charge her - let's get on with it!
     

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