Friday, May 29, 2015

Millionaire mom gets 18 years in prison for killing disabled son, 8, in hotel


New York - A self-made pharmaceuticals millionaire who gave her developmentally disabled 8-year-old son a fatal dose of Ambien and Xanax in February 2010 was sentenced to 18 years in prison by a New York City judge Thursday.

Gigi Jordan, 54, claimed that her son, Jude Mirra, had been sexually abused for years by his biological father and other men in her life. She argued she killed the boy to keep him safe from her ex-husband, who was planning to kill her and take her money, leaving Jude defenseless to more sexual torture. She then said she tried to kill herself.

Those claims were all rejected by Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Charles Solomon, who said repeatedly that there was no credible evidence on the record to substantiate Jordan's story.

"All of her money, all of her resources, she decided to kill him," he said. "There were so many things she could have done."  More

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