NEW BRUNSWICK - The jury in the trial of a mother accused of killing her young son in 1991 has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict after their second day of deliberations.
Jurors did not spend much of Friday deliberating. Instead they re-listened to testimony from a retired medical examiner and a school nurse.
Former South Amboy resident Michelle Lodzinski was charged in 2014 with the murder of her son Timothy Wiltsey after investigators reopened the case. She was living in Florida at the time.
Lodzinski first said her son disappeared while they were at a Sayreville carnival in 1991. She then said he had been kidnapped from there.
Prosecutors say the boy was never at the carnival and that 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.
Jurors have different options to consider in the case. If they think Lodzinski killed her son, they could reach a murder conviction. If they find her not guilty of murder, she could still be convicted of aggravated manslaughter or reckless manslaughter.
Deliberations are expected to resume Monday.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.