Killer mom to be released on bail after conviction tossed
Killer mom may be released from prison after conviction tossed
Millionaire mom convicted of killing autistic son may be retried
Ex seeks at least $500,000 in legal fees from convicted child-killer
Millionaire pharmaceutical executive Gigi Jordan arrived in Manhattan federal court Thursday to be fitted with an electronic ankle monitor after a judge overturned her conviction for force-feeding a lethal dose of pills to her 8-year-old autistic son.
Jordan, 60, was sprung from prison Wednesday night after serving more than 10 years of her sentence after US Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave ordered her released to home confinement on a $250,000 bond. The judge told her to report to pretrial services by 10 a.m. for the attachment of the GPS tracking device.
She strolled into court wearing a Burberry coat, grey scarf and blue surgical mask accompanied by another woman.
A Manhattan jury in state court found Jordan guilty of manslaughter in 2014 for killing her son, Jude Mirra, with a fatal cocktail of prescription drugs inside a luxury suite at the Peninsula Hotel.
She was sentenced to 18 years in prison, but Cave tossed the conviction in September because the trial judge had briefly sealed the courtroom over the objection of Jordan’s lawyers.
Cave ruled that while the error hadn’t harmed Jordan’s case, her Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial had been violated.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is appealing the decision and said if necessary they would retry the case.
Meanwhile, Jordan must remain home unless given permission to visit her lawyers, doctors or grocery shop.
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