NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gigi Jordan, a former pharmaceutical executive and socialite convicted in the death of her autistic 8-year-old son, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years behind bars.
She faced five to 25 years at her sentencing in New York Criminal Court. In November, a jury accepted her claim that she acted during a state of “extreme emotional disturbance” and found her guilty of first-degree manslaughter, not the top count of murder. She claimed she tried to kill herself and wanted to spare her son, Jude Mirra, from a life of sexual abuse by his father.READ MORE: Scheifele Has Hat Trick, Jets Beat Devils
The prosecution asked Judge Charles Solomon to hit Jordan, 54, with the maximum sentence, and her defense team argued for leniency.