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Millionaire mom says she killed autistic son to stop dad’s sexual torture

When police officers broke down the door at the Peninsula Hotel in 2010, the evidence of what had happened inside Room 1603 seemed fairly clear.
Gigi Jordan, a multimillionaire pharmaceutical executive, was on the floor, disoriented and babbling. Her 8-year-old son lay on a nearby bed — stiff, cold, still. There were scores of pills and bottles of alcohol scattered about.
"I want a lawyer," she muttered to the first officers who asked her what she had taken, according to prosecutors. To another officer, she said she wanted to die.
Four and a half years later, Ms. Jordan, 54, will go on trial for murder in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Opening arguments in the trial, which is expected to last two months, are to begin Wednesday.Ms. Jordan never disputed giving a fatal dose of drugs to her son, who was autistic and mute. She said it had been a mercy killing.
In a rambling suicide note, then in court papers and finally in a jailhouse interview, she said her first husband had intended to kill her, and she feared that her son would end up in the custody of his biological father, her second husband, whom she believed had tortured and raped the boy. She said she faced a choice between two evils.
"I was trapped in a corner," she told The Daily News in August 2012. "I was a mother trying to protect my young, my beautiful, my abused son from further sexual torture."

tedbunny:

Millionaire mom says she killed autistic son to stop dad’s sexual torture

When police officers broke down the door at the Peninsula Hotel in 2010, the evidence of what had happened inside Room 1603 seemed fairly clear.

Gigi Jordan, a multimillionaire pharmaceutical executive, was on the floor, disoriented and babbling. Her 8-year-old son lay on a nearby bed — stiff, cold, still. There were scores of pills and bottles of alcohol scattered about.

"I want a lawyer," she muttered to the first officers who asked her what she had taken, according to prosecutors. To another officer, she said she wanted to die.

Four and a half years later, Ms. Jordan, 54, will go on trial for murder in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Opening arguments in the trial, which is expected to last two months, are to begin Wednesday.Ms. Jordan never disputed giving a fatal dose of drugs to her son, who was autistic and mute. She said it had been a mercy killing.

In a rambling suicide note, then in court papers and finally in a jailhouse interview, she said her first husband had intended to kill her, and she feared that her son would end up in the custody of his biological father, her second husband, whom she believed had tortured and raped the boy. She said she faced a choice between two evils.

"I was trapped in a corner," she told The Daily News in August 2012. "I was a mother trying to protect my young, my beautiful, my abused son from further sexual torture."