In 1982, Petti McClellan-Wiese took her daughter to a pediatric clinic in Kerrville, and doctors said her daughter Chelsea needed a routine shot. But while McClellan-Wiese held Chelsea in her arms, the clinic's nurse, Jones, injected something else.
"She gave her her first shot in her left thigh, and she immediately started gasping for air," McClellan-Wiese told HLN in August. Then Jones gave her another shot. "She immediately went limp and quit breathing."
Doctors resuscitated baby Chelsea, rushing her from the clinic to a nearby hospital. But Jones wasn't finished. Somehow, amidst all the chaos to save Chelsea, Jones slipped into the ambulance and gave the little girl a third and final injection. Chelsea's heart just stopped.
"After it happened, I kept saying, 'They did something. They did something.' But I was the grieving mother," McClellan-Wiese said.
But the "grieving mother's" gut was right. Jones had injected her daughter with a powerful muscle relaxer, enough to sedate six full grown men.
"Losing a child is something you never get over. You just learn to cope," McClellan-Wiese said.
Prosecutors would later argue that Jones killed as many as 47 babies, but they could convict her only of the Chelsea McClellan murder and the attempted murder of another child.
"Chelsea should have never, ever died," Riley said. "I think Chelsea is the angel that finally stopped it."
Jones was convicted of one death, but for some of the families who lost babies on Jones' watch, this was not justice.
'Those babies need justice, too'
Producers on HLN's Raising America spent months tracking down key players in the murder investigation. However, the hospital has changed names and leadership multiple times in the past 30 years. And the person who was dean of the hospital at the time is now dead. The former director of nursing is dead. The head pediatric nurse, Jones' direct boss, is dead.
"Those babies need justice, too," McClellan-Wiese said. "What happened to them wasn't right, and it wasn't different than what happened to Chelsea."
Three decades later, investigators have no documents to review and few people to interview. That's not stopping Reed, however, from looking at the possibility of prosecuting Jones. She is talking to the original investigator in the case and the trial attorney. She is also looking into any admissions Jones may have made in prison.
"I can't promise that we can re-create this," she said. "There are going to be issues with missing witnesses and whether the documents are there that we need, but we're going to look at this with a view to seeing what it is we can do. And if we can do it, we'll do it."
Mireena Rodriquez is another mother who's coming forward. She is willing to exhume the body of her child to confirm her suspicions behind his cause of death.
"I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that lady murdered my child," she told HLN. "I was 15 years old at the time, but I was a mommy, and I knew that something wasn't right. You take your child in for an immunization to a clinic, and he has a code blue going on after an injection of whatever was supposed to help. Right at that moment I did not know it was her, but I knew something wasn't right."
'I didn't do anything'
Carole Young Prison Hospital officials in Dickenson, Texas, denied HLN's request for an interview with Jones due to her poor health.
Jones has continued to maintain her innocence. Shortly after her 1984 conviction, she said, "If I have to spend 99 years in solitary, I could live with myself, because I didn't do anything."