The demise of millionaire Gigi Jordan – the mother who murdered her 8-year-old autistic son in a Manhattan resort room – has been dominated a suicide by town health worker after she was discovered lifeless in a Brooklyn dwelling she had been renting.
The health worker stated that Jordan had died by asphyxia by masking her head with a plastic bag.
Jordan’s bail had simply been ordered revoked by Supreme Court docket Justice Sonia Sotomayor a day earlier amid ongoing questions and authorized fights over whether or not she may stay out on bail as she sought a brand new trial.
A number of officers had beforehand stated suicide was one risk given Jordan’s bail being revoked and that she was discovered lifeless in a bath with a notice close by. However considered one of her attorneys, Norman Siegel, stated his shopper sounded in good spirits hours earlier when the 2 spoke by cellphone.
The 62-year-old pharma millionaire had admitted to plunging a deadly dose of medicines down her son’s throat with a syringe in a resort room in 2010. She then ingested a number of medicines herself and emailed a relative, who alerted authorities.
Jordan claimed at her trial that she had determined to kill herself and her son, Jude Mirra, as a result of she believed that considered one of her ex-husbands was planning to have her killed, and that with out her the boy would fall beneath the care of her different ex-husband and could be sexually abused. Each males denied her allegations towards them.
Jordan was convicted of manslaughter in November 2014 and sentenced to 18 years in jail.
Siegel confirmed Jordan’s demise saying it “is unbelievably sad.” Appeals had been ongoing, he added, and in his view Jordan “had a lot still to contribute to society.”
Sources stated Jordan was discovered lifeless Friday round 12:05 a.m. An NYPD spokesperson declined to remark, besides to substantiate an ongoing demise investigation linked to the Brooklyn residence.