Friday, April 23, 2010

Bail Denied for Hotel 'Slay' Mom

It's more time in a psych jail for millionaire pharmaceutical exec Gigi Jordan -- who's awaiting trial on murder charges for allegedly feeding her son a fatal dose of RX drugs at the opulent Peninsula Hotel in Midtown.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon this morning denied Jordan's application to be freed to her Upper West Side townhouse on $5 million bail.

"In the Court's opinion, the risk of defendant's flight is extremely high," Solomon wrote, noting that the evidence against Jordan is "overwhelming," that the crime charged is "heinous," and that the prison sentence faced is "considerable."

"Defendant is charged with committing one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, the murder of her own child, an eight-year-old boy who was autistic and aparently incapable of speaking.

"While a person charged with intentional murder is eligible to be released on bail, the nature of the charge is nevertheless a factor for the court to consider," he wrote.

Jordan, 49, appeared shattered by the decision -- her expression set in a stoney frown as she sat in a gray correction uniform at the defense table.

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