Judge orders psychological evaluation for baby-killing nurse

SAN ANTONIO – a Texas judge has ordered a comprehensive psychological evaluation of a former nurse convicted for killing a toddler and giving an overdose to a baby who survived.

Genene Jones is charged with the deaths of four other babies and wait on the trial on a murder responsible for the death of the 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer in December 1981. Her lawyers requested the evaluation in the hope of supporting Jones’ claims of diminished capacity because of strokes, and her assertion that she hears phantom voices.

Authorities suspect Jones, who is 67, is responsible for the death of as many as 60 children. She served dozens of years in prison since her first murder conviction in 1984 and was released in March, but Bexar (bayr) County, prosecutors obtained indictments charging her with the murder of four other infant deaths.

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