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Ex-Army Nurse Pleads Guilty in Hepatitis C Case

Ex-Army Nurse Pleads Guilty in Hepatitis C Case

Associated Press/AP Online

April 08, 2009

His lawyer, Jim Darnell, did not comment on the specifics of the case, but said the sentencing hearing would reveal more about Jones.

“Before you pass judgment, wait until you hear the full story at the sentencing hearing,” Darnell said. “I think you will be surprised by the kind of person that Jon Dale Jones really is.”

Jones is believed to have contracted the disease at the hospital but it is unclear exactly how.

He was arrested early last year after a nearly three-year-long criminal investigation. During that time he had left the Fort Bliss hospital and worked elsewhere as a nurse, including Washington, D.C., Virginia and Florida. Prosecutors know of no other hepatitis C infections associated with Jones.

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