Former Texas nurse Genene Jones was convicted of killing one baby, but prosecutors suspected Jones of killing 46 other babies. She was sentenced to 99 years in prison, but because of a loophole in Texas law, she is set to go free in less than five years.
Thursday, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Susan D. Reed told HLN she is now looking into the Jones investigation nearly 30 years after she was convicted.
"I have pulled the cases and have started an analysis of whether we can find the evidence that we would need, whether we can find the witnesses we could use, who are still alive... and be able to build another case - to be able to block parole because it is mandatory," Reed said. “She was implicated in the deaths of 47 little babies, and my goodness, we cannot have someone like that free, period!”
Jones killed Petti McClellan-Wiese's daughter, Chelsea, in 1982. Five months ago, HLN’s Kyra Phillips promised a still-grieving mother that Raising America would never stop digging to uncover the truth. When Phillips first interviewed her, McClellan-Wiese said she felt like a lone crusader for justice. But because of Raising America's reporting, families of other children who died on Jones' watch have come forward.
Phillips also found nurses who worked with Jones. They told her they tried to stop this killer nurse, but couldn't. So now, three decades later, because of guilt and regret, Joyce Riley spoke out with the hope of keeping Jones behind bars for good.