Court upholds murder conviction for Michelle Lodzinski; convicted of killing 5-year-old son in 1991
The state's highest court ruled in a split decision to uphold the conviction of Michelle Lodzinski, the mother convicted of killing her 5-year-old son in 1991.
The 3-3 ruling meant an earlier appellate ruling rejecting Lodzinski's appeal will hold, leaving her conviction intact.
Lodzinski was convicted of killing Timothy Wiltsey. Lodzinski said he 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.
Wiltsey’s skeletal remains were discovered months later in a muddy creek far from his home.