Gigi Jordan has everything going for her as the Defendant to Hate.
She had been Boss Lady at a pharmaceutical firm. Her manner is off-putting. She fired more than 10 legal teams. She accused the prosecutors of all sorts of things. While the lethal drugs she administered to her autistic son Jude Mirra were taking effect, she was sending business emails. Here is the latest media coverage, this time by the New York Post.
At the top of the list among parents' concerns is who will take good care of the child when they are no longer around for protection and advocacy.
Next is the soul-wrenching reality that their child is fodder for ridicule, bullying, sexual abuse, and more.
And, third, all those positive spins about focusing on abilities, not disabilities, are often just that. The child rarely seems to develop those compensating traits. As the years pass the promise of living independently fades.
Will the jurors be able to see beyond Jordan's seeming narcissism and arrogance? If they do, they also have to beware that letting her off the hook sends a message that mercy killing of disabled children may be okay.