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'

    09/05/2018 Duração: 38min

    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'

    25/04/2018 Duração: 25min

    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

    17/04/2018 Duração: 03min

    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

    11/04/2018 Duração: 24min

    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'

    04/04/2018 Duração: 27min

    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

    07/03/2018 Duração: 03min

    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.

  • Episode 6: Nurse 32

    20/02/2018 Duração: 23min

    Deaths in Bexar County Hospital's pediatric ICU had reached epidemic proportions in the early 1980s, and a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed the problem to one nurse in the unit: Nurse 32.

  • Episode 5: 'Hero complex'

    13/02/2018 Duração: 29min

    Genene Jones' former fiancé recalls strange behavior she showed during their two-year engagement, including a fixation with medical emergencies and telling what he calls "pathological lies."

  • VILE Files: 99-year sentence vs. life

    06/02/2018 Duração: 03min

    This mini episode of Vile offers some clarification on the reason Genene Jones received a 99-year sentence rather than a life sentence, and what that means for her "mandatory release." In the next installment, we'll learn more about Jones' background and early life.