Wednesday 22 November 2017

Former nurse suspected of killing dozens of children

Genene Jones, second right, is escorted into Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas, in 1984 (AP)
Genene Jones, second right, is escorted into Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas, in 1984 (AP)

Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and faces new charges over the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 children who were in her care around that time.

The Bexar County district attorney's office said investigators believe Genene Jones killed dozens of young children at Texas paediatric clinics in the 1980s.

District Attorney Nico LaHood is expected to discuss the allegations in further detail during a news conference later.

Jones was convicted of murder in 1984 in the death of a 15-month-old who was given a fatal injection.

She was charged with murder on Thursday over the 1981 death of an 11-month-old.

Press Association

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