Gigi Jordan, a former pharmaceuticals executive and socialite convicted in the death of her autistic 8-year-old son, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison.
The jury did not find Jordan guilty of the top count of murder, but instead convicted her of first-degree manslaughter as a result of extreme emotional disturbance.
CBS2’s Dave Carlin visited Gigi Jordan in jail on Rikers Island where she told him she killed her own child out of “a mother’s love.”
Halloween was on the mind of at least one juror as the third day of deliberations began in Gigi Jordan’s murder trial, the former pharmaceutical executive and socialite accused of killing her 8-year-old autistic son.
Attorneys on both sides were on their feet shouting as they responded to questions about a jailhouse interview Jordan gave to the Wall Street Journal.
Ron Kuby, one of Gigi Jordan’s many lawyers, made a last-minute appearance demanding a mistrial based on the judge’s refusal to let the jury see evidence that might have proved Jordan believed her ex-husband was going to have her killed.
Defense attorney Allan Brenner told jurors Monday that there was no murderous intent when Jordan killed the boy, saying she acted as a result of “extreme emotional disturbance.”
Rita Cristman tesified that Gigi Jordan told her if a stem cell transplant she was setting up to cure the boy of his autism did not work, she was going to end it all for both of them.
Gigi Jordan is on trial, accused of killing 8-year-old Jude Mirra, who died of a drug overdose in February 2010 at the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown.
The defense for a millionaire mother who has admitted to killing her autistic child with prescription pills called a medical expert the stand– the forensic pathologist who reviewed slides taken during the autopsy on 8-year-old Jude.
Jordan, a socialite and former pharmaceutical millionaire, is on trial, accused of killing her son, who died of a drug overdose in February 2010 at the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown.
A socialite and former pharmaceutical millionaire testified Thursday that her nonverbal, autistic son told her he wanted to die by typing on a BlackBerry.
A courtroom battle erupted Thursday as the medical examiner testified at the trial of a socialite accused of killing her son in a Manhattan hotel suite.
Gigi Jordan, a socialite and former pharmaceutical executive, is on trial in Manhattan, accused of killing her son, Jude Mirra, who died of a drug overdose in 2010
The trial of wealthy mother Gigi Jordan, accused of killing her young, autistic son with prescription pills, continued Thursday with the hotel staff’s testimony.