From KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas, this is the story of Genene Jones: The woman known as Texas' "killer nurse" and the vial of a powerful drug that became the smoking gun in the case against her. She was set to get out of prison on early release after serving just a third of a 99-year sentence. Investigators on the case say she is suspected in the deaths of dozens of children under her care while she was a nurse in San Antonio in the early 1980s. However, she has only been convicted of one child's death. In the VILE Podcast series, fast forward to 2017 when a new team of investigators is working to change that and ensure she stays behind bars.
Episode 10: 'Babies, plural'
It would seem that Genene Jones hasn't kept quiet all these years. Prosecutors revealed stunning evidence in the case: There are accounts of Genene Jones' confessions, including one instance where a witness describes that Jones confessed to killing multiple babies. This and more revelations in the finale of Vile.
Episode 9: 'True justice'
Bexar County prosecutors in the Genene Jones case found themselves with mountains of old, unorganized medical records and obstacles to overcome in their quest to keep the so-called "killer nurse" behind bars. Jones was served with five murder indictments in 2017.
VILE Files: Plea bargain offer in the case against Jones
As a hearing in the case looms, the Bexar County District Attorney's Office discusses a possible plea bargain offer. Genene Jones' defense filed a "motion for speedy trial."
Episode 8: Mandatory release
The case of convicted 'killer nurse' Genene Jones falls perfectly in the window for mandatory release from prison in Texas. The only way to prevent her from going free is a new conviction, which prosecutors at the Bexar County District Attorney's Office are fighting for. Crime victim advocate Andy Kahan explains how the law works.
Episode 7: 'Judicious silence'
In late 1982, nurse Genene Jones had already created chaos. After Chelsea McClellan's death and other medical emergencies plagued the Kerrville clinic where she worked, those who worked with her at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio were deciding what to do about their lingering suspicions. Administrators had already allowed her to find work elsewhere, but would they report their troubling experiences with her to the authorities?
VILE Files: Former Bexar medical examiner speaks out on hospital deaths
In this preview episode of Vile, we share an excerpt of our conversation with former Bexar County Medical Examiner Dr. Vincent DiMaio. In the next full episode of Vile, we'll discuss how the Genene Jones case finally landed in the hands of law enforcement in San Antonio.
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I’m very picky and rarely make it through a whole podcast series. This is one of the few that I enjoyed all the way through. I had never heard of this case and the fact that I’m a pediatric nurse myself, made it all the more horrific to imagine this could, and did, actually happen. The host did a good job of presenting unbiased facts, and sticking to the story without going off on unrelated tangents. I liked hearing all of the interviews with the people involved first hand. Great job and thanks for the effort that was put into this!
Very interesting story, well told
I’m from San Antonio so I knew a little of this story but certainly not the extent of Jones’ crimes. I thought this podcast did a thorough job of investigating and telling the story of the victims as well as the crimes of Jones, and what her motives may have been. I was sucked in. It’s easy to follow and organized well, and a good mix of current interviews and archived audio. I would recommend.
I don’t understand some of the bad reviews. This is apparently not a podcast produced with funding or support, so take that in to account. The story is intriguing, shocking, yet fascinating. Audio is a little spotty sometimes, but the story hooked me.