Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Up to 60 Children Found Competent to Stand Trial


A Texas judge has determined a former nurse, accused of killing as many as 60 children, is competent to stand trial.

The ruling came down Thursday in the murder case of 68-year-old Genene Jones following a psychological evaluation.

The judge agreed to a request by attorneys for Jones that another evaluation be done.

She has claimed diminished capacity because of strokes.

Jones has served decades in prison for her 1984 conviction in the death of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan and for giving an overdose to another infant who survived.

Jones was scheduled to be released from prison last March when Bexar County prosecutors, citing new evidence, filed the first of five separate murder charges for the deaths of infants in the 1980s.

She has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

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