In efforts to ensure she’ll die behind bars, a Texas grand jury indicted convicted baby killer Genene Jones for another infant murder on Thursday.
Jones, 66, was serving a 99-year sentence for the 1982 murder of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the nurse administered a fatal dose of muscle relaxants during a routine immunization. She was also sentenced to 60 years for gravely injuring 4-week-old Rolando Santos with a blood thinner in 1982. The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently.
And on Thursday, a Bexar County grand jury indicted the former nurse for murdering 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer on December 12, 1981. Prosecutors alleged she used the anti-seizure drug Dilantin to kill Sawyer, according to ProPublica.
“It’s the right thing to do,” District Attorney Nicolas LaHood told ProPublica.
“This woman is evil. Her behavior shocks the conscience of anyone with a moral compass. Genene Jones is in a class by herself. This is doing what’s right. But it’s a 30-year-old case. It’s not going to be easy.”
As Crime Online previously reported, Jones could be released on May 1, 2018, due to Texas’ Mandatory Release law. The law, which was put in place to combat prison overcrowding, allowed inmates convicted of violent crimes between 1977 and 1987 to be released early on “good behavior.” Though the law was later re-written to exclude violent offenders, it didn’t operate retroactively, according to CNN.
Authorities suspect that Jones may be behind dozens of murders. A victim’s mother, Petti McClellan-Wiese and Andy Kahan, a victim’s advocate, told CNN in 2013 that two mothers have claimed their children were victimized by Jones.
While Assistant District Attorney Jason Goss anticipates it will take two years for the case to go to trial, he told ProPublica that the $1 million bond will hopefully stop Jones’ release.
The Associated Press reported the “Angel of Death” faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison if convicted of the latest murder.
[Featured Image: Texas Department of Criminal Justice]