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Gigi Jordan, the billionaire pharmaceutical executive convicted of murdering her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York City hotel room, died Friday morning at her home. have been found, reports say.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order a few hours ago revoking Jordan’s bail.
The 62-year-old was convicted of manslaughter in 2014 in connection with the death of her son, Jude Milla.
A socialite from Belgium used a syringe to fatally administer a mixture of painkillers, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills mixed with alcohol and orange juice in February 2010 inside a suite at the luxury Peninsula hotel in Manhattan for $2,300 a night. He admitted to sticking a delicious cocktail down the boy’s throat.
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Part of her defense was that she intended murder-suicide because Jordan had taken some drugs and had reportedly sent emails to relatives who had alerted authorities. claimed to have used a laptop to withdraw $125,000 from his autistic son’s trust fund when he was dying, the New York Daily News reported.
Jordan was sentenced to 18 years in prison for manslaughter, but in 2020 a federal judge in Manhattan granted bail while she continues her appeal for retrial.
Her appeal focused on the 15 minutes during which the courtroom was temporarily closed to the public during her trial.
The lower court argued that Jordan’s Sixth Amendment right to a public trial was not violated.
“At some point during the two-month trial, the court of first instance decided to spend about 15 minutes to listen to a discussion of the petitioner’s website and emails, which the court accused of undermining the fairness of the trial. did not open the court to the public,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office wrote to the Supreme Court last month. “The only impact of the closed-door proceedings was that when the courts reopened, the courts reiterated their previous instructions to jurors not to consume media coverage of the trials. Unsealing the minutes of the closed proceedings, and the exhibits marked during it.”
Citing an unnamed official, WNBC reported that Jordan was found dead in a bathtub with a note nearby just five minutes after midnight on Friday at his rented Brooklyn residence. I reported. Suicide is not immediately ruled and the coroner will determine the official cause of death.
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Norman Siegel, Jordan’s attorney, also confirmed her death to the press. ‘ said.
“Unbelievably sad. Gigi Jordan had so much to offer society,” Siegel told the Daily News. “After all, she didn’t have the opportunity to contribute to her society.”