Gigi Jordan, 54 and a self-made millionaire, has received an 18-yearprison sentence for first degree manslaughter after being guilty of poisoning her non-verbal autistic son, Jude Mirra.
Jude's death took place in the Penninsula hotel, New York. He died after consuming high doses of Ambien and Xanx.
Throughout the trial, Jordan's defence argued that her actions were an act of mercy, rather than premeditated murder. Jordan claims she was attempting to protect her son from his biological father, who she said was sexually abusing Jude.