Group fights to keep convicted baby killer Genene Jones behind bars

Group fights to keep convicted baby killer Genene Jones behind bars

Group fights to keep convicted baby killer Genene Jones behind bars

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by Mayra Moreno / KENS 5

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Posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

 Convicted baby killer Genene Jones, known as the Angel of Death, could get out of prison as soon as a year from now but two moms alongside a victim's advocate are fighting to keep that from happening. 

District Attorney Susan Reed met with the three to discuss what could be a long battle to keep Jones in prison. 

Marina Rodriguez called it a surreal moment to meet Tuesday with Reed. For the first time in more than 30 years she shared her story about the death of her son with investigators. 

Rodriguez was 15 when she said former nurse Jones injected her son with a lethal dose of muscle relaxant. 

"Thirty seconds after that injection heart attack so my life flipped back then right at that moment," she said. 

Feliciano was 6 months when he died. 

Prosecutors suspect Jones killed more than 40 babies, but she was only convicted int he death of Chelsea McClellan. 

The Bexar County prosecutor at the time said he thought Jones would spend the rest of her life in jail, but that might not be the case due to a legal loophole from the 80s. 

Petti McClellan, the mother of baby Chelsea, along with the victim's advocate Andy Kahan, met with Reed and said they will stop at nothing to make sure Jones stays in prison. 

Rodriguez told Reed she's willing to have her baby's body exhumed if it means a possible new conviction. While the group acknowledged their battle will not be easy, Rodriguez wants Jones to hear her message. 

"I forgive you for murdering our children but you're not getting out of prison." 

Reed will look through 30 years of evidence and documents. She called the possibility of Jones' release outrageous but indicated she needed new evidence to push ahead with a new trial to ensure Jones stays behind bars. 

 

 

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