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Judge grants sanity evaluation for 'killer nurse' Genene Jones

Genene Jones, a former San Antonio nurse who is now charged with murdering five children in the 1980s, is expected to undergo evaluations regarding her mental state.
Credit: Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Genene Jones mug shot (PHOTO: BCSO)

SAN ANTONIO - A judge granted both competency and sanity evaluations for Genene Jones after she appeared in court Wednesday morning.

This comes after her defense made a request for a psychological evaluation in the five murder charges against her.

As KENS 5 reported, Bexar County Asst. District Attorney Jason Goss testified during a motion for speedy trial hearing in April that the prosecution in the case against Jones has evidence that she previously admitted to killing "babies" in a past interview with a parole officer.

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He also testified that Jones once claimed that "voices in [her] head" caused her to kill.

Jones entered a plea of not guilty in all five murder charges against her at her arraignment in Dec. 2017.