'Misery' nurse set for early release

    8:10 AM, Aug 15, 2013   |    comments
    Stephen King's 'Misery' inspiration Genene Jones. (Photo: Newsmax.com)
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    UNDATED (Newsmax.com) -- The pediatric nurse who inspired Stephen King's novel 'Misery' is set for early release due to a Texas law.

    Genene Jones was sentenced to 99 years in prison for murdering 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan in May 1984 in a pediatric clinic near San Antonio.

    Jones is suspected of killing 45 children by injecting them with something to bring on a medical crisis so she could revive them and be praised for her actions.

    Jones, now 63, is to go free based on a Texas law that makes it mandatory for inmates with good behavior to get early release. The law was changed in 1987 to exclude violent offenders, but she was grandfathered in.

    Jones is set to be released in February 2018.

    King based his "Misery" character Annie Wilkes on Jones. Kathy Bates won a best actress Oscar in the movie version.

    To hear reaction from her victim's families, check out the full story on Newsmax.com.

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