'The Angel of Death' is back in town.
News Radio 1200 WOAI has learned that killer nurse Genine Jones was checked into the Bexar County Jail this afternoon to be arraigned on five counts of murder.
Jones, 66, was sentenced to 99 years in prison in 1984 for killing little Chelsea McClelland when she worked as a pediatric nurse in a doctor's office in Kerrville.
But under laws on the books at the time to deal with 'prison overcrowding,' Jones faces a mandatory release date of March 2018.
Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood has vowed that Jones will never be released from prison.. He has received grand jury indictments against Jones for the murders of five infants and toddlers when she was a nurse at what was then called Bexar County Hospital, now University Hospital, between 1979 and 1983.
The new charges, if proven, will more than guarantee that Jones dies in prison.
Witnesses at Jones' trial in Williamson County testified that she has a condition called Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.. that is when a person gets a 'rush' out of intentionally harming a person, usually a dependent individual like a child, specifically so they can either be seen as a hero for rushing in and saving the person's life, or be seen as a compassionate comforter when the person dies.
It has been alleged that Jones killed as many as fifty children.