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Baby-killing nurse set for release unless new charges are filed

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A former nurse who's believed to have murdered as many as fifty Texas children is scheduled to get out of prison.

Because of the laws that were in effect at the time of her crime and 99-year sentence, Genene Jones could be released in a little over four years.

Jones was a pediatric nurse who administered deadly injections to some of her young patients. It's said she enjoyed playing the role of the hero in attempting to revive them.

But Jones was only prosecuted for one death: the murder of 15 month old Chelsea McClellan.

Now, 31 years later, McClellan's mother is asking the Bexar County District Attorney to take Genene Jones to trial, once more.

"All these kids deserve a voice," said Petti McClellan-Wiese. "And they all deserve -- their families deserve -- justice. And this D.A. is willing to take that step."

If Jones is convicted of another murder, she can be kept locked up. If not, by law she must be set free in early 2018.

"Genene Jones is probably one of the worst types of serial killers," said Houston crime victim advocate Andy Kahan, "because keep in mind who her victims were. Defenseless, voiceless babies."

But it won't be easy to gather evidence for new charges. All the potential cases are three decades old. And many of the hospital documents have been shredded.

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