Lisa Waldron pleads guilty in death of her 17-year-old son Jordan Brooks

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Lisa Waldron was arraigned on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the death of her son Jordan Brooks on Monday, July 25, 2022. (Courtesy Oswego County Sheriff's Office)

Oswego, N.Y. — Lisa Waldron accepted a plea deal Monday morning in Oswego County Court in the death of her 17-year-old son Jordan Brooks.

Waldron pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault in the May 2021 death of Jordan, according to Judge Armen J. Nazarian’s office.

Jordan, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair, died on May 9, 2021 from sepsis and malnutrition, authorities have said. He weighed only 55 pounds – the average weight of a boy half his age.

Investigations have revealed the boy had many open, bleeding sores. His tailbone was exposed and his hip implant was visible through his skin, according to a state report.

Lisa Waldron will be sentenced in Oswego County Court on Sept. 28, the judge’s office said.

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Lisa Waldron, 43, and her husband, Anthony Waldron, 46, of Palermo, were charged in July 2022 with second-degree murder and first-degree assault. Originally they were arraigned in March on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.

The couple was released from jail in July. They have been electronically monitored and on probation while their case proceeds.

Anthony and Lisa Waldron are being tried separately. Anthony’s trial date is set for April 10 in Pulaski.

In April, Lisa Waldron pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing her son’s social security checks.

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Jordan Brooks died on May 9, 2021 from sepsis and malnutrition. His mother Lisa Waldron, 43, and stepfather Anthony Waldron, 37, were charged on March 16, 2022 with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

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