New Jersey

Judge Hears Motion for New Trial for Mom Convicted of Killing Son in 1991

A New Jersey judge has heard arguments from an attorney representing a Florida woman seeking a new trial after she was convicted of killing her 5-year-old son in 1991.

Michelle Lodzinski's attorney argued Tuesday that prosecutors didn't present enough evidence at the trial. He also said a mistrial should have been declared when the jury foreman was dismissed during deliberations.

State Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves is expected to rule in the next few weeks.

Lodzinski faces life in prison and originally was to be sentenced Tuesday.

Lodzinski said Timothy Wiltsey disappeared from a carnival in central New Jersey, then later claimed he was abducted.

She was charged in 2014 after witnesses identified a blanket found near the boy's body nearly a year after he disappeared.

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