Gigi Jordan, a 62-year-old millionaire pharmaceutical executive, was found dead in her Brooklyn home on Friday, just hours after the US Supreme Court revoked her bail. Jordan had been convicted of killing her 8-year-old autistic son in 2010.
According to reports, Jordan’s body was discovered in a bathtub with a note at the scene. Police are investigating the death as a suspected suicide.
Jordan’s conviction for the 2010 killing of her son had been the subject of much controversy. She claimed that she had acted in self-defense after discovering that her son had been sexually abused by his father and other individuals. Jordan argued that she had been trying to protect her son from further harm by administering a lethal overdose of prescription drugs.
However, prosecutors argued that Jordan had acted out of anger and resentment towards her son, who she believed had caused problems in her marriage and was responsible for her own personal and financial difficulties. They argued that Jordan had planned the killing in advance, purchasing the drugs and creating a false alibi.
After a trial that lasted several months, Jordan was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 18 years in prison. She appealed the conviction, but the appeal was denied by the Supreme Court on Friday, leading to the revocation of her bail.
Jordan’s death has sparked a range of reactions from the public. Some have expressed sympathy for her, saying that she was a victim of a system that failed to properly address the issue of sexual abuse. Others have criticized her actions, saying that she should have sought help and support rather than resorting to violence.
Regardless of one’s perspective on the case, there is no denying that the death of Gigi Jordan is a tragedy. It serves as a reminder of the importance of seeking help and support when facing difficult circumstances, and of the need for a justice system that is capable of addressing complex and sensitive issues in a fair and compassionate manner.