53-year-old woman kills her 8-year-old autistic son with lethal dose of drugs (video)By Mason White 2:59 PM November 6, 2014
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of manslaughter after killing her sick son with a lethal dose of drugs, prosecutors in New York said.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the conviction of 53-year-old Gigi Jordan, in connection with the death of her 8-year-old son Jude Mirra.
A jury at the New York State Supreme Court found Jordan guilty of manslaughter in the first degree.
“The jury, by its verdict of guilty to manslaughter in the first degree, has finally held the defendant accountable for killing her non-verbal autistic child,” said District Attorney Vance.
“Gigi Jordan showed no mercy to her son, and should receive none at the time of her sentencing. I would like to thank the jurors, who sat through weeks of horrific testimony, as well as my tireless prosecutors, who over a period of four and a half years ensured that justice would be done in this matter,” Vance added.
As proven at trial, Jordan checked into a room on the 16th floor of the Peninsula Hotel, which is located on Fifth Avenue and West 55th Street in Manhattan, with her 8-year-old son, Jude Mirra.
Between the night and the early morning hours, Jordan fatally poisoned her son, giving him extremely high doses of prescription medications, forcing many down his throat with a syringe.
When police responded to the scene, they found Jordan sitting next to the bed where her son laid unresponsive, surrounded by pills and pill bottles.