Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gigi Jordan Found Guilty of Manslaughter In Death of Son with ASD

A woman who said she poisoned her disabled son to prevent him from being sexually abused was found guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday after a two-month trial.

On its fifth day of deliberations, a jury of seven men and five women accepted the claims of the woman, Gigi Jordan, that she had acted in the throes of an “extreme emotional disturbance.” The verdict allowed Ms. Jordan, 53, to escape a murder conviction.

Ms. Jordan showed no emotion as the verdict was read at 10:48 a.m. She faces anywhere from five to 25 years in prison when sentenced; had she been convicted of murder, she would have faced a sentence of 25 years to life.

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