No House Arrest for Millionaire Mom Accused in 8-Year-Old Son's Death

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011  |  Updated 12:52 PM EDT
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A multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son in a deluxe New York hotel is staying in jail. A judge has turned down her bid for high-priced house arrest.

The judge didn't elaborate on his reasons Monday for rejecting Gigi Jordan's proposal to be freed on $6 million in cash bail and bond. The judge had turned down a similar request from Jordan last year.

Her lawyers say they plan to appeal the new bail denial. Prosecutors oppose bail for her.

Jordan was found incoherent in a pill-strewn room with her dead son, Jude Mirra, in February 2010.

She said 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.

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