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Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

For Immediate Release
November 05, 2014

DA VANCE: MILLIONAIRE PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVE GIGI JORDAN CONVICTED OF KILLING HER 8-YEAR-OLD AUTISTIC SON

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the trial conviction of GIGI JORDAN, 53, for the February 2010 death of her 8-year-old son Jude Mirra. A jury in New York State Supreme Court found JORDAN guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree under the sole count in the indictment against her. 

“The jury, by its verdict of guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, has finally held the defendant accountable for killing her non-verbal, autistic child," said District Attorney Vance. "Gigi Jordan showed no mercy to her son, and should receive none at the time of her sentencing. I would like to thank the jurors, who sat through weeks of horrific testimony, as well as my Office’s tireless prosecutors, who over a period of four and a half years ensured that justice would be done in this matter.”

As proven at trial, on February 3, 2010, JORDAN checked into a room on the 16th floor of the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue and West 55th Street with her 8-year-old son, Jude Mirra. Between that night and the early morning hours of February 5, 2010, JORDAN fatally poisoned her son, giving him extremely high doses of prescription medications, forcing many down his throat with a syringe. When police responded to the scene, they found JORDAN sitting next to the bed where her son lay unresponsive, surrounded by pills and pill bottles.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos tried the case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Marit DeLozier under the supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Assistant District Attorneys Kerry O’Connell, Peter Casolaro, and Aaron Ginandes provided valuable assistance throughout the pendency of the case, as did Paralegal Cianne Jimenez.

Defendant Information:

GIGI JORDAN, D.O.B. 12/2/1960
New York, NY

Convicted:

  • Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B felony, 1 count