Former Texas nurse to be arraigned in deaths of 5 children

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Genene Jones. The former Texas nurse who prosecutors said may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children has been indicted on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks. Prosecutors in San Antonio said in a statement that 66-year-old Jones was indicted Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in the 1981 death of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. She was charged with a separate count of murder last month in the death of an 11-month-old boy. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An imprisoned former nurse who prosecutors believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 Texas children is set to be arraigned on murder charges in the deaths of five children in the early 1980s.

Genene Jones, who is 67, will be arraigned Thursday in San Antonio. The Bexar County district attorney’s office announced the five indictments over the last year.

Jones is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences in state prison for the killing of a 15-month-old and the sickening of 4-week-old. She was scheduled to be freed from prison in March under a mandatory release law in place when she was convicted.

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said Wednesday he’ll try each case separately.

Her attorney did not immediately return a call Wednesday for comment.