Ex-Army nurse gets prison in hepatitis C case

EL PASO, TX Jon Dale Jones pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault and theft charges. He admitted stealing powerful painkillers from patients and infecting them with hepatitis c while anesthetizing them during surgeries at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso.

Jones, a retired Army major, was working as a civilian when authorities say he infected at least 16 patients.

He will start serving his sentence on January 5.

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