Genene Jones

The Death Shift

  Active for 6 years
(1977-1982) in United States

2

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

60

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 21 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 8 Books About Genene Jones
  14. 9 External References
  15. Internal References

Genene Jones (Genene Anne Jones) a suspected serial killer responsible for the deaths of up to sixty infants and children in her care as a licensed vocational nurse during the 1970s and 1980s. She would use injections of digoxin, heparin and later succinylcholine to induce medical crises in her patients. Jones was sentenced to 99 years in prison on February 15, 1984. Sentenced to a concurrent term of 60 years in prison on October 24, 1984. She had been scheduled for mandatory release in 2018. To avoid this, Jones was indicted on May 25, 2017 with additional charges to prevent the release. In 2020, Genene Jones was sentenced to life in prison.

Genene Jones Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Genene Jones (aka) The Death Shift, was active for 6 years between 1977-1982, known to have ( 2 confirmed / 60 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Genene Jones was born on July 13th 1950 in Texas, US. She was raised by adoptive parents, Dick and Gladys Jones. Jones had at least three adoptive siblings. Her father, biological father, Unknown, Adoptive Father, Dick Jones, a nightclub owner and professional gambler. Dick Jones died from cancer in 1968.. Her mother, biological mother, Unknown, Adoptive Mother, Gladys Jones. Her mother abused alcohol and/or drugs.

Jones a heterosexual female citizen of the United States of America. Jones completed 14 years of school, received a college degree. Jones married multiple times. She had at least two children.

In 1977 (Age 26/27) Genene Jones started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. At the time of her crimes she was living with herself in Bexar County, Texas, where Jones was known to work as a nurse, serial killer.

She was arrested on November 21st 1982 (Age 32), convicted on February 15th 1984 (Age 33), sentenced to life imprisonment at Murray Unit, Gatesville Correctional Facility, Gatesville, Texas, US. Jones was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 90%
serial killers by profile completeness

Genene Jones has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Genene Jones a known:

Genene Jones
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2020-03-19 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Genene Jones
Nickname: The Death Shift
Victims: 2 - 60
Years Active: 1977 - 1982
Ages Active: 26/27 - 31/32
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1950 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: married multiple times
Children: at least two children
Living With: herself in Bexar County, Texas
Occupation: nurse, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 13, 1950
Family Name: Jones
Birth Location: Texas, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least three adoptive siblings
Raised By: adoptive parents, Dick and Gladys Jones
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: biological mother, Unknown, Adoptive Mother, Gladys Jones
Father: biological father, Unknown, Adoptive Father, Dick Jones, a nightclub owner and professional gambler. Dick Jones died from cancer in 1968.

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 14 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Nov 21, 1982 (Age 32)
Convicted: Feb 15, 1984 (Age 33)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Murray Unit, Gatesville Correctional Facility, Gatesville, Texas, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
21 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Genene Jones

The 21 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Genene Jones. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jul 13 1950Genene Jones was born in Texas, US.  #19500713
Jul 13 1970
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1977
(Age 26/27)
Genene Jones started her serial killing spree. #1977
Jul 13 1980
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1982
(Age 31/32)
Genene Jones ended her serial killing spree. #1982
Aug 23 1982
(Age 32)
starts new job #19820823
Location: Kerrville, Texas, US

Genene Jones is hired as an office nurse at Dr. Kathleen Holland's Kerrville private practice clinic.

Sep 27 1982
(Age 32)
fired from job #19820927
Location: Kerrville, Texas, US

Genene Jones is fired from her job at Dr. Kathleen Holland's Kerrville private practice clinic.

Nov 21 1982
(Age 32)
Genene Jones arrested. #19821121
Feb 15 1984
(Age 33)
Genene Jones was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Murray Unit, Gatesville Correctional Facility, Gatesville, Texas, US.  #19840215
May 14 1984
(Age 33)
sentenced date #19840514
Location: Williamson County, Texas, US

Offense: MURDER, WILLIAMSON, Case No. 83-297-K

Oct 24 1984
(Age 34)
sentenced date #19841024
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

Offense: INJURY TO A CHILD, BEXAR, Case No. 84CR-0701

Jul 13 1990
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jul 13 2000
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jul 13 2010
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 25 2017
(Age 66)
indicted on murder charge #20170525
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

A Bexar County grand jury indicted Genene Jones in the 1981 death of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer.

Jun 21 2017
(Age 66)
indicted on murder charge #20170621
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

Jones was indicted and charged with murder in connection with 2-year-old Rosemary Vega's death.

Jun 29 2017
(Age 66)
indicted on two murder charges #20170629
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

A Bexar County grand Jury indicted Genene Jones in the deaths of 8-month-old Richard Nelson and 4-month-old Patrick Zavala.

Oct 25 2017
(Age 67)
indicted on murder charge #20171025
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

Offense: MURDER-NON FAMILY, BEXAR, Case No. 2017CR11745

Dec 07 2017
(Age 67)
arraignment date #20171207
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

Genene Jones pleaded not guilty to five murder charges during her arraignment in Bexar County court.

Jan 16 2020
(Age 69)
sentenced date #20200116
Location: Bexar County, Texas, US

Offense: MURDER-NON FAMILY, BEXAR, Case No. 2017CR5730

Jul 13 2020
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 195
father drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 366
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
rape FALSE 452
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


Books that Mention Genene Jones

Book: The Good Nurse (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Charles Graeber
The Good Nurse
Book: Morgue (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Dr. Vincent Di Maio
Morgue
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: Deadly Medicine (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Kelly Moore
Deadly Medicine
Book: Contemporary Perspectives on Serial... (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Ronald M. Holmes
Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
Book: Killer Nurse (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Kori Mayer
Killer Nurse
Book: Angel of Death (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
John Askill
Angel of Death
Book: The Loss of Innocents (mentions serial killer Genene Jones)
Cara Elizabeth Richa...
The Loss of Innocents

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Genene Jones

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1455506125 The Good Nurse 2
1466875062 Morgue 1
0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
0312915799 Deadly Medicine 1
0761914218 Contemporary Perspectives... 7
1523288329 Killer Nurse 1
1782432450 Angel of Death 3
0842026037 The Loss of Innocents 1

Genene Anne Jones (born July 13, 1950) is an American serial killer, responsible for the deaths of up to 60 infants and children in her care as a licensed vocational nurse during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1984, Jones was convicted of murder and injury to a child. She had used injections of digoxin, heparin, and later succinylcholine to induce medical crises in her patients, causing numerous deaths.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2506386 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. Genene Jones on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Genene Anne JONES on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Genene Jones on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Kelly Williams, Sarah Waldrop, Genene Jones on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. Genene Jones on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  7. SID: 03193016, TDCJ: 02302131, TDCJ Offender Search on offender.tdcj.texas.gov, Retrieved on Mar 19, 2020.
  8. Stacey Welsh, TIMELINE: The case against suspected serial killer Genene Jones on www.kens5.com, Retrieved on Mar 19, 2020.
  9. Genene Jones – The Death Shift on www.svsd.net, Retrieved on Mar 19, 2020.
Internal References

Genene Jones is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #34 of 34[ Page 3 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #40 of 41[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  3. #69 of 75[ Page 5 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #134 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #245 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #286 of 651[ Page 20 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #316 of 327[ Page 22 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #628 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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