New Jersey appeals court upholds mom's conviction in son's '91 death

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A mother convicted of killing her young son in 1991 has been denied a new trial.

An appeals court released its ruling Wednesday in the case of Michelle Lodzinski.

Lodzinski was convicted in 2016 of killing 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey in New Jersey 25 years earlier. She was a suspect early in the case but wasn't charged until 2014 after investigators developed new evidence. She was arrested near Port St. Lucie, Florida, where she had been living.

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Lodzinski had initially told police the boy disappeared when they were at a carnival in Sayreville. The boy’s body was eventually in Edison.

Lodzinski’s attorneys argued that prosecutors didn't produce enough evidence to justify the jury's verdict. They also claimed the judge made a mistake when he dismissed a juror during deliberations but didn't declare a mistrial.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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