The pharmaceutical billionaire who was convicted of manslaughter of her 8-year-old autistic son in 2014 was found dead in her home hours after the Supreme Court canceled her bail. it was done.
Gigi Jordan, 62, was found dead in her apartment in Stuyvesant Heights in Brooklyn around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police are investigating a suspected suicide.
Jordan was convicted of manslaughter in February 2010 for his son, Jude Milla, in a room at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan. She gave her autistic son a lethal cocktail of her painkillers, ointments and tranquilizers mixed with juice and alcohol before attempting to end her own life. .
Her prosecutor claimed she killed him because he was emotionally disturbed, and Jordan allegedly sexually abused him from his biological father, Emil Tsekov, her second husband. He testified that he was traumatized after receiving it.
She was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2015.
On Friday, Norman Siegel, one of Jordan’s attorneys, confirmed her death, saying it was “incredibly sad.”
“Gigi Jordan had a lot to offer society,” Siegel said. “After all, she didn’t have the opportunity to contribute to her society.”
The last time I spoke to Jordan was on the phone Thursday, and she said she “sounded fine.”
Jordan’s cause of death remains unknown, but a note was reportedly found at the scene, according to law enforcement sources.
On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order requiring Jordan to return to prison. A judge overturned her previous order on December 20, as the High Court was considering her appeal, and she remained out on bail.
During the trail, she testified that she had tried unsuccessfully to take her own life and that she had taken her son’s life out of fear.
“I saw no way out of this situation,” she said during the trial. “I made the decision to end my life and that of Jude.”
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