The bad nurse left the sick baby to die. Then a miracle took place. A nurse has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning a sick child with intent to endanger life after the infant died, while in her hospital’s care.
The 27 year old medic who worked for Birmingham, children’s hospital in the UK was reportedly arrested within hours of the youngster’s death. In the intensive care unit, she has now been released from custody and suspended from her job, while detectives and forensic examiners investigate the cause of death, no charges have been brought against her.
The child’s bereaved family is being comforted by specially trained officers. Police say the sun newspaper broke the news of the arrest at the weekend, but details about the case remained scarce, with key facts such as the age of the child and the condition he or she was being treated for not yet revealed by authorities the family of the Child are being supported by specially trained officers.
A spokesman for west midlands police, central England, told the paper we have arrested a 27 year old woman in connection with the death of an infant, the child, sadly passed away on Thursday May 19th at the hospital. The woman was arrested on Thursday evening at a property in the west midlands area. Suspicion of administering poison, with intent to endanger life she’s been released, while the investigation continues and the results of forensic tests are examined.
The family of the child are being supported by specially trained officers. The hospital is managed by the Birmingham, women’s and children’s nhs national health service foundation. Trust an insider at the organization was quoted anonymously by the sun, saying, as this has sent shock waves through the trust.
This is an incredibly rare and disturbing spokesperson for the trust, paul whitaker told Newsweek following the death of an infant at our pediatric intensive care unit at Birmingham children’s hospital we’ve asked west midlands police to examine what has happened in line with our own safeguarding policy. The staff member involved has been suspended by the trust after following the national process on the sudden, unexpected death of a child.
We are supporting the infant’s family at this distressing time and ask that privacy is respected during this process. Birmingham children’s hospital is one of the UK’s leading pediatric care centers and treats up to 90 000 patients all under the age of 16 each year, although doctors have more control over the orders of the patient, the nurse is ultimately the advocate administrator of medication and observer In all medical procedures, however, sometimes nurses play a devil rules and become a curse.
Nurse a nurse convicted in 1984 of killing an infant and suspected of murdering dozens more will be released from prison without completing her 99-year sentence because of an expired texas law that grants a mandatory release to inmates with good behavior on may 14th, 1984 janine ann jones. Now 63 was sentenced for the murder of 15 month old chelsea mcclellan in 1982. In a small town pediatric clinic where jones was a nurse i was holding chelsea.
She was facing me and jones gave her the first shot in her left. Thigh immediately chelsea had trouble, breathing chelsea was trying to say my name, but she couldn’t. I was extremely upset. Petty mcclellan, the victim’s mother, told abc news jones began, injecting the child with a lethal dose of the muscle relaxant sucks in a choline, while the baby was still in her mother’s arms. According to mcclellan and court records, jones was also convicted of injuring a child in another attack in which the child survived.
She was sentenced to 60 years on that conviction, but was ordered to be served concurrently with the 99-year sentence. Ron sutton the criminal prosecutor, who won the murder conviction estimates that jones is responsible for the deaths of between 11 and 46 infants in baxter county from 1978 to 1982. I was present when all the investigators were adding up the numbers and 11 to 46. I can confirm that that was that sutton told abc news for petty mcclellan. Those numbers are stunning: just the idea of a serial killer, walking free in the united states of america is the craziest thing.
I’Ve ever heard of mcclellan said mcclellan 59, and those opposed to jones’s release are trying to find another of her alleged victims for a fresh murder prosecution in order to prevent her release. I truly feel it in my heart that this is something i have to do. Mcclelland said: how does it make me different from her? If i don’t do anything, but their efforts are complicated by the fact that the facilities where the children died have destroyed records surrounding the infant’s deaths? A lot of the victims, medical records and documents were shredded or disappeared from the hospital where jones worked.
Andy cahan a victims advocate for the houston’s mayor office, told abc news. The facility now called university hospital declined to comment on any aspect of the story. Jones is scheduled to be released from prison on february 24. 2018. According to the texas department of criminal justice, she will have served 35 years about one-third of her sentence.
Mcclellan was meeting with texas state senators in the early 1990s when she discovered that jones would be scheduled for early release. A congressman came up to me, as i told them, chelsea’s story. He stopped me and asked when janine jones was sentenced, mcclellan recalled and then told mcclellan. He would be back in a minute and left when he came back. He looked upset and he told me we have a problem.
Mcclellan said: that’s when he told me janine jones. Would not serve her full sentence, i couldn’t believe it. I was stunned, sad and so so angry, probably the angriest i’ve been since chelsea died. This makes no rhyme or reason not just for me and my family, but anybody who suffered there were so many other victims. Mcclellan said this is going to happen.
There is nothing we can do nothing. I can do patty mcclellan continued. This has nothing to do with the parole board. The courts janine jones is going to walk. Free jones will be released because of a texas law called mandatory supervision enacted in 1977.
The law allowed all convicted criminals to be automatically released on parole after they complete a certain amount of calendar time and good conduct time, which includes participating in work and self-improvement programs. According to the texas department of criminal justice, parole and mandatory release guide, mandatory supervision was amended in 1987 to exclude violent criminals, but any violent criminal convicted in texas before 1987 is still eligible for early release.
According to the guide, janine jones has been eligible for parole since 1989 and every three years since 1989, her case has been renewed and parole been denied harry batson, a public information officer for the texas board of pardons and parole. Told abc news, but mandatory release has nothing to do with parole. Batson said, even though she has been continually denied parole that has no bearing on her release during jones earlier parole hearings.
There was always a great deal of public outcry. People being upset that she could get out, but people forget this happened so long ago, not that many people are aware or care. Sutton said, there’s only one way to ensure that joan stays in prison authority said we need to find another case, another victim whose death we can charge her with with sufficient evidence. Andy kahan said cahan as well as sutton, and some of jones, former co-workers suspect that she’s responsible for the deaths of between 11 and 46 other infants, who were patients at bexar community hospital between 1978 and 1982. Jones was hired as a nurse in bexar community hospital in 1977.
cheryl pendergraf, a nurse who worked on the same shift as jones told abc news. I was working in the pediatric icu of bexar county hospital from 1976 to 1981 said pendergraf, who is now 59 and living in houston. I began as a clinician and eventually became a shift supervisor. Besides taking care of patients, my job was to give patient assignments to the nurses. Pendergraff was the first nurse who worked with jones when jones was hired in 1977.
Jones was assigned to my shift, the first night after she was hired. Pendergraft said a few years later. In 1981, pendergraf and the other nurses in the pediatric icu noticed a significant increase in the unit’s infant mortality rate. Our infant mortality rate was much higher in 1981 than it was in previous years. Pendergraf said during one of the midnight shifts the nurses and i got together.
We had all noticed the increased deaths, pendergraf reviewed, the patient log books and noticed what she said was a troubling pattern. Most of the deaths were on the 311 shift, which was the shift that janine jones worked on and most of the infants who died were janine’s patients. She was assigned to them. Pendergraft said joyce riley was a nurse consultant who was also working at bexar county hospital. I was there from the late 70s to the early 80s.
My job was to oversee the medicare and medicaid patients and make sure they got the appropriate medical care, said riley, who is now 65 and living in versailles missouri. There was talk within the pediatrics unit in the hospital that there were a lot of babies, dying, riley, said and the way the babies were dying was very unusual. Granted these children were already sick because they were in the pediatric icu, but they would suffer from these. Really on, but they would suffer from these really untoward events. Things like an infant burn victim all of a sudden going into respiratory attack.
These kids would suddenly bleed out or go into cardiac arrest. Their causes of death were not related to their illnesses. At all, riley said, like Pendergraft riley, also looked at the pediatric unit’s medical records. Jones name was listed next to most of the infant patients who had suddenly died. Riley said today, kahan and mcclellan are trying to find one of the parents whose child may have been killed by jones.
A facebook group called victims of janine ann jones has 38 members joanne garza. The group’s administrator had a twin brother. Her family believes was killed by jones garza’s brother joel was taken to bexar county hospital after he choked on his bottle. According to garza jones gave shots to her brother and two unidentified twin girls. All three children die.
We only have a few years left to do this. Kahan said we just need one person to come forward. Jones is currently being held in the carol s young medical facility, a correctional center in dickinson, texas, batson, could not say whether jones was receiving medical care, but did say that the facility was reserved for inmates needing medical attention. William chenow, a san antonio-based lawyer, briefly served as jones court appointed attorney to this day. Chanel cannot say if jones was innocent or guilty, but the case against her was based on circumstantial evidence.
Jones was a very intelligent woman. She loved working at that hospital. She was a very good nurse. Some said the best chinook said at the suggestion of prosecuting lawyers. Jones was evaluated by a psychologist.
She came back pretty perfectly normal. Chanel said jones always denied that she did anything. She said she was there to help the kids as jones attorney cheneau worried that jones needed to defend herself ultimately hurt her case every time the press had something negative about her. She would hold a press conference to defend herself that would just fan the flames, but she wouldn’t listen to us. She kept saying she could handle it.
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