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Nurse Accused of Killing Dozens of Children to Stand Trial in January

Attorneys for defendant Genene Jones withdraw request for competency hearing

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    A former nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children will stand trial in January.

    In San Antonio, State District Judge Frank Castro on Monday scheduled the murder trial for 69-year-old Genene Jones after her attorneys withdrew a request for a competency trial.

    Jones was convicted in 1984 in the deaths of two infants. She was scheduled to be released last year when prosecutors, citing new evidence, filed the first of five separate murder charges related to infant deaths in the 1980s.

    She has pleaded not guilty.

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    Her lawyers had requested a competency trial after another judge ruled in February that she was competent to stand trial for murder. Her lawyers at the time argued that she had diminished capacity after suffering from strokes.