Eyewitness News Parole Board Carville killing children prison overcrowding San Antonio muscle relaxant criminals convicted
Prosecutors believe Genene Jones killed more than 40 infants while working as a nurse at several Texas hospitals decades ago. She was sentenced to 99 years in prison then 60 more. Jones was just denied parole but still may get out as soon as 2018.
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00:01 A spokesperson with the Parole Board tells Eyewitness News it
00:04 was a unanimous vote to have -- Jones serve out her
00:07 full sentence. The board met for the past few weeks holding
00:10 several hearings to discuss Jones potential early release. Jones did not
00:14 attend any of those hearings she's in a hospital and reportedly
00:18 in poor health. Prosecutors say Jones administer deadly doses of muscle
00:22 relaxant to more than forty infants in her care at hospitals
00:26 in San Antonio and Carville. But she was only convicted in
00:29 one of those deaths. District attorney Susan -- along with other
00:33 victims have been working to keep getting Jones behind bars for
00:37 good. I think -- and we had a situation where we
00:41 have someone who's in a position of trust like a nurse.
00:45 Who is killing children. That we as a society say that
00:51 is intolerable. And that we take a very hard line position
00:56 on the. Despite today's ruling under mandatory release laws designed to
01:01 relieve prison overcrowding in the 1980s. Even the most violent and
01:05 dangerous criminals work credits him with three days in prison for
01:08 every day and good behavior behind bars. The law has long
01:12 since been revised but it still applies to criminals convicted adoring
01:15 that era. As a result if Jones is not charged with
01:19 any other crimes she's scheduled for release in February 2018.