When Jude, an 8-year-old boy with special needs, was found in a hotel room in February, foaming at the mouth after apparently ingesting a fatal dose of pills, cops said his mother was responsible for the child's death. Now Gigi Jordan is admitting it. The wealthy Manhattan mom told the Daily News in a lengthy exclusive that she killed her own child, but she wants the world to forgive her ... because it was a "mercy killing."
I know. You're thinking what I thought. How is killing an 8-year-old boy merciful? Was he dying of some horrific disease or something?
The answer is no. Jude had an autism diagnosis, which his mom says wasn't quite right, but otherwise he was physically OK.
It's his mom who seems off her rocker -- or at least seems to want us to think she is. Gigi Jordan told the newspaper that the boy's father, her second husband, Emil Tzekov, had been sexually abusing Jude since he was a baby. Cops say there is nothing to back up her claims, but that's Gigi's story, and she's sticking to it. She also says her first husband, Ray Mirra, was trying to have her killed. She needed to protect Jude.
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So what's a gal to do? Run away and start a new life with her child in some godforsaken town where no one knows you? Get some therapy for herself and her child? Tell the cops her good-for-nothing ex-husband wants to have her killed?
Any of those would have made good sense here. Any of them would have been better alternatives than what Gigi Jordan says she did -- which is kill Jude and plan her suicide (which, obviously didn't happen). Any of them would have been MERCIFUL.
And yet, the story Gigi Jordan tells this week just blows the mind. Here we have a woman confessing that she killed her own child, and she actually wants America to believe she did it for his own sake. I know I'm not buying it ... how about you?
Is there ever a time when killing a child is "merciful?"
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