A woman has been convicted of poisoning her disabled son and sentenced to almost 20 years in prison.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon said he was stunned at Gigi Jordan’s lack of remorse. “You would think in 2015, the defendant would say something like, ‘What a terrible thing I did. How could I kill my own son?'” he said according to the New York Daily News.
Jordan claimed that she poisoned her son because she believed her ex-husband planned to kill her. She claims the boy’s biological father sexually abused him (a claim the father denies), so killing him was a mercy.
“Jordan was found lying among 5,819 pills and an empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka near her son’s corpse in the $2,300-a-night suite at the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue on February 5, 2010. She told authorities she had given her son pills before the unsuccessful attempt to take her own life. It also emerged that, as her son lay dying, she had calmly requested a bottle of water from the hotel, extended her stay and transferred $125,000 to another account,” according to The Daily Mail.
Prosecutors claim that she killed her son because, since he was autistic, he was not “getting better.”
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