“A Mother’s Mercy Killing”
Few people know details of New York socialite and wealthy pharmaceutical executive Gigi Jordan. René’s late partner was Ms. Jordan’s Chief Operating Officer prior to her selling the company to Quest Diagnostics. In 2010, at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City, Gigi killed her 8-year old severely autistic son and allegedly attempted to take her own life. Her suicide having failed, she claimed her son’s death was a mercy killing. Ms. Jordan was sentenced to an 18-year prison sentence. After serving 10 years, the conviction was overturned, and she was released under house arrest with an ankle monitor in December 2020.