Just hours after a U.S. jury found a Manhattan pharma millionaire guilty of killing her 8-year-old autistic son, she was discovered dead in a Brooklyn apartment.
A decision made by a Supreme Court justice would have sent her back to jail.
Around 12:30 a.m., 62-year-old Gigi Jordan was discovered dead. Law enforcement sources and Norman Siegel, Jordan’s attorney, said the incident happened Friday in an apartment on MacDonough St. in Stuyvesant Heights.
According to an order issued by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday, Jordan would have had to go back to jail while the court deliberated her case.
Unknown to what killed Jordan, a message was reportedly discovered at the scene, according to a law enforcement source.
According to Siegel of the Medical Examiner’s office, an autopsy is planned.
“It’s quite depressing. According to Siegel, Gigi Jordan had a lot to offer society. She ultimately missed her chance to have a positive impact on society.
Around 7:30 p.m., Jordan called Siegel, according to Siegel. So he called back on Thursday.
Did you call me, she asked.
We smiled when I remarked, “Oh, it must have been a butt call.”
She appeared to be in good spirits. I promised to chat with you soon.
According to Siegel, a caller from Jordan’s home called Siegel on Friday morning, “saying they called 911 and the officers were there. So that was upsetting and depressing.
The Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office argued in papers before the Supreme Court that Jordan’s appeal was based on an incident at her trial during which the courtroom was closed for approximately 15 minutes to hear arguments about email and a web posting “that accused the court of undermining the fairness of the trial.”
Bragg’s request claimed that the transcript of that hearing was eventually made public and that the jury had been told not to read, listen to, or watch any media coverage of the trial.
According to Bragg, the remote procedure “did not otherwise change any substantive matter before the jury” aside from that jury instruction.
According to lower courts, Bragg stated that the private proceedings did not violate Jordan’s right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment. Jordan was given bail in 2020 by a Manhattan federal judge, allowing her to remain free while she pursued appeals.
Sotomayor extended Jordan’s bail in an order dated December 20 while the Supreme Court considered the matter.
However, when Bragg’s documents were submitted, Sotomayor changed her mind and decided to send Jordan back to jail on Thursday.
Jude Mirra, Jordan’s son, was killed in a suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan, and Jordan was found guilty of manslaughter in 2014.
According to the prosecution, Jordan fed her son a lethal concoction of tranquilizers, sleeping medications, painkillers, wine, and orange juice.
Prosecutors claimed that Jordan took $125,000 out of Jude’s trust fund while he died in 2010 in the $2,300-per-night suite.
She claimed it was intended to be a murder-suicide as part of her defense.
Jordan received an 18-year prison term. Judge Charles Solomon of the Manhattan Supreme Court delivered the punishment and remarked, “She had all the money in the world to heal Jude, yet she ended his life.