NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – The fate of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 is now in the hands of a jury.
Jurors began deliberating in Michelle Lodzinski’s case Thursday afternoon and will return Friday morning to continue. The Port St. Lucie resident was charged with murder in 2014 after investigators reopened the case.
Lodzinski first said Timothy Wiltsey disappeared while they were at the Sayreville carnival, then said he had been kidnapped from there.
Prosecutors say the boy was never at the carnival and Lodzinski killed him elsewhere. His remains were found in 1992 in a marshy area a few miles away.
Her attorney says eyewitness testimony and a lack of forensic evidence are enough to cast serious doubt on the case against her.