Bail decision due for mom in NYC death of son, 8

August 11, 2011 - 3:30 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son in a deluxe New York hotel may be about to find out whether she can get out of jail after 18 months behind bars awaiting her trial.

A Manhattan judge is expected to rule Thursday on Gigi Jordan's bid for house arrest on $6 million in cash bail and bond. Prosecutors object to the plan.

Jordan was found incoherent in a pill-strewn room with her dead son, Jude Mirra, in February 2010. She says she felt justified in killing Jude to save him from people she feared were after them both. She says she tried to commit suicide at the same time.

A judge turned down a $5 million bail and house arrest proposal from Jordan last year.