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VILE Podcast: Former fiancé explains killer nurse's 'hero complex'

Ron English said he would never have expected the Genene Jones he knew to be accused in the murders of children. He said it took him years, but he is no longer in denial.

Stacey Welsh

Published: 2/13/2018 3:38:24 PM
Updated: 12:18 PM CDT April 16, 2018

In 1974, Ron English said he and his older brother owned a beauty supply store in San Antonio. He was 26, and he was in charge of the store's account with Methodist Hospital. English had no idea this would lead him to cross paths with Genene Jones.

Through archived reports, court records and accounts of others, we know a great deal about Jones.

We know, for instance, that her short run as a nurse began in San Antonio in 1977.

We know in 1984 that she was sentenced to 99 years in prison for killing 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan.

We know that in 2017 alone, she was indicted in five additional child murder cases from the 1980s.

But we also know there is an immense difference between knowing about a person, and actually knowing them.

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