Mother convicted of killing son in 1991 gets rehearing

One of New Jersey's most notorious cold cases is getting a new life.

News 12 Staff

Oct 6, 2021, 11:00 PM

Updated 1,019 days ago

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One of New Jersey's most notorious cold cases is getting a new life.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has taken the rare step of ordering a rehearing in the 2016 murder conviction of Michelle Lodzinski.
In May, the court split 3-3 but rejected Lodzinski's appeal of her conviction for killing her 5-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey in 1991. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court conceded it made a procedural mistake in its ruling.
A rehearing on the matter is scheduled for later this month.
Lodzinski claimed her son disappeared while they were at a carnival, but gave varying accounts to investigators about what happened. Prosecutors argued a blanket found with the boy's body the following year tied Lodzinski to his death.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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