Mother Alleged to Have Murdered Her Eight Year Old Son Defends It as ‘Altruistic Filicide’, a Kind of Mercy Killing

Mother and Father have eight year old Son.

Son is autistic.

Mother is a multi-millionaire businesswoman who reportedly retired to care for Son.

Mother takes Son to posh New York hotel.

During their stay, Mother allegedly kills Son with an overdose of prescription pills.

Mother’s suicide note is found in the hotel.

But Mother is still alive, if just barely.

Their hotel suite is littered with pills.

Mother is arrested on murder charges.

Mother’s pricy defense team assert that Mother acted to protect Son from sexual abuse by Father and other abuses by “predators” in their lives – and intended to commit suicide by drug overdose after her “mercy killing” or “altruistic filicide” of Son.

It is unknown whether Mother pursued any other avenues to protect Son from the alleged abuse.

Mother reportedly has psychological challenges.

A sample of Mother’s blood, taken near the time of the murder, was reportedly lost prior to testing at the hospital to which Mother was taken. Due to legal wrangling between the prosecution and the defense, there was a significant delay after collection before testing was undertaken.

Mother has been confined since her arrest a year and one-half ago, and her most recent request for bail has been rejected.


  • this Fox News article: Mom charged in NYC death of son, 8, to stay jailed

  • this [UK] Daily Mail article: Uncertainty hangs over case of millionaire mother who ‘killed autistic son’ after authorities LOSE her untested blood sample

  • this New York Daily News article: Lawyers for Gigi Jordan, woman accused of killing autistic son, want prosecutor booted from case

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