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Reuters) - A wealthy New York socialite accused of killing her 8-year-old autistic son in a posh Manhattan hotel room was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter on Wednesday, said prosecutors, who had sought a second-degree murder conviction. Gigi Jordan, a self-made millionaire and former pharmaceutical executive, faces a sentence of up to 25 years for the 2010 poisoning death of son, Jude Mirra."Gigi Jordan showed no mercy to her son, and should receive none at the time of her sentencing," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.Lawyers for Jordan said they would appeal her conviction but praised the jury's verdict on the murder count."We said from the beginning that this was not a murder case, because there were extensive and horrific extenuating circumstances," said Norman Siegel, one of her lawyers. "I think the jury got it."Jordan was accused of overdosing Mirra with prescription pills at New York City's Peninsula Hotel. She said she acted was out of love and the fear that her son would be tortured and sexually abused if he continued to live.