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No Parole for 'The Angel of Death"

 
No Parole for 'The Angel of Death
Posted Thursday, August 7th 2014 @ 6pm

  "The Angel of Death' will not be released on parole, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

  District Attorney Susan Reed says Genene Jones, 64, has been denied parole and 'compassionate release' by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles following two weeks of testimony.

  In addition to denying Jones' parole, the board also set conditions which will apply when Jones is released under mandatory release in 2018.  They will include electronic monitoring, no contact with children, and no working with children.

  The board said it will not review Jones' case again before 2018.

  Jones is serving a 99 year sentence for killing a girl in Kerrville who was seeking treatment at a pediatric clinic where she worked as a nurse.

  Jones is suspected of murdering as many as 60 children, babies, and toddlers over several years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, mainly by injecting them with overdoses of muscle relaxing drugs.

  Jones is up fro mandatory release under a 1987 state law that guarantees that inmates who entered the state prison system be granted one day of 'good time credit' for every three days served behind bars.  That cut Jones' 99 year sentence down to 33 years.  The law was designed to deal with prison overcrowding.

 Reed has discussed charging Jones in connection with some of the other murders in order to keep her behind bars.  If she is released, she would be the only serial killer in U.S. history ever to be released from prison.

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