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Wealthy Woman Accused Of Murdering Autistic Son Cites DSK In Seeking House Arrest

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — House arrest got Dominique Strauss-Kahn out of jail. Now defense lawyers say it should do the same for a pharmaceuticals multimillionaire charged with murdering her autistic 8-year-old son in Manhattan’s luxury Peninsula Hotel.

Gigi Jordan’s lawyers asked a judge Tuesday to free her on the terms set for the former International Monetary Fund leader: $6 million in cash bail and bond, and home confinement under electronic monitoring and armed guard.

Prosecutors and a judge didn’t immediately respond.

Jordan’s son, Jude Michael Mirra, was found dead of a drug overdose and she was found incoherent in February 2010.

Her lawyers say she believed she was justified in killing him to protect him. She says he’d been abused by predatory adults in his life, and authorities rebuffed her requests to investigate.

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