SAN ANTONIO -- District Attorney Susan Reed released Tuesday that killer nurse Genene Jones' review and request for parole has been denied.
Three decades have passed since Jones was sentenced to 99 years for murdering a 15-month-old girl. She was later convicted in another attempted homicide and sentenced to a concurrent 60-year term.
Prosecutors believe she may have been responsible for the deaths of more than 40 infants at hospitals where she worked in Kerrville and San Antonio.
The horrifying case has been the subject of lurid true crime books and at least two movies. Stephen King fans find similarities between Jones and Annie Wilkes, the fictional killer nurse actress Kathy Bates won an Oscar for portraying in the film version of "Misery."
But under mandatory release laws designed to relieve prison overcrowding in the 1980's, even the most violent and dangerous criminals were credited with three days in prison for every day of good behavior behind bars.
The law has long since been revised, but it still applies to criminals convicted during that era. As a result, Jones is scheduled for release in 2018.
The parole board has entered conditions that would apply in 2018 that include, but are not limited to, electronic monitoring, no contact with children, and no working with children, said Reed.
Reed said they will not review her case again before 2018.