SAN ANTONIO – A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children has been indicted on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks.
Genene Jones was sentenced to 99 years after infant killings. Authorities began investigating Jones anew, saying dozens of children had died in her care. Jones was indicted on a charge of murder in the December 12, 1981, death of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer. If convicted, she could spend the rest of her life in prison.
Prosecutors in San Antonio said in a statement that 66-year-old Genene Jones was indicted Wednesday in the 1981 death of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega.
She was charged with a separate count of murder last month in the death of an 11-month-old boy.
Jones is serving a lengthy prison sentence for the 1982 killing of another toddler. But she was scheduled to be released in March under a mandatory release law in place when she was convicted.
Authorities have linked her to many more deaths of children who died under unusual circumstances during or shortly after her shifts.