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Nurse suspected of killing dozens of children charged with murder

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 23/06/2017 MEGAN CERULLO

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A former Texas nurse serving time for killing a toddler and sickening another boy was indicted Wednesday on her second murder charge in recent weeks.

Genene Jones, 66, whom prosecutors suspect of killing up to 60 young children, was charged in the September 1981 death of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega.

She was charged with a separate count of murder in May for killing an 11-month-old boy.

Jones is already serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences in state prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived a blood thinner injection.

Former nurse Genene Jones, 66, may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children, prosecutors said. She was indicted on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks. - AP: Former nurse Genene Jones, 66, may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children, prosecutors said.  © Provided by New York Daily News Former nurse Genene Jones, 66, may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children, prosecutors said. 

She was scheduled to be released in March under a Texas law that shortens prison terms for well-behaved inmates.

Jones has been dubbed “the Angel of Death” for the mysterious pattern of child fatalities that coincided with her tenure at various facilities, including the San Antonio hospital and elsewhere in Texas.

Children died of unexplained seizures and other complications under Jones’ watch. The deaths sometimes occurred shortly after her shifts had ended.

Medical records that could have pointed to Jones as a culprit were accidentally destroyed, Sam Millsap, a former Bexar County district attorney, told KSAT-TV.

Jones has been the subject of two books, a TV movie and numerous articles. She has maintained her innocence.

It’s not clear if she is being represented by an attorney in the latest allegations against her.

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