Michelle Lodzinski Wiki
Michelle Lodzinski Biography
Who is Michelle Lodzinski ?
The New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the verdict of a woman who was convicted of killing her young son.
Michelle Lodzinski was found guilty by a jury in 2016 of the murder of 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey.
She was last seen in 1991 and her body was found a year later.
Lodzinski claimed that his son disappeared from a Sayreville carnival, but later changed his story, saying he was kidnapped.
Michelle Lodzinski Arrested and Charged
The case was reopened in 2011 and in August 2014 Lodzinski was charged with first degree murder.
The guilty verdict came two years later.
Lodzinski moved to Florida and had two other children, but was charged in 2014 after Wiltsey’s former nannies identified a blue blanket, found near the boy’s body 11 months after his disappearance, as belonging to Lodzinski.
During her 2016 trial and on appeal, Lodzinski’s lawyers argued that no forensic evidence tied her to the blanket and that prosecutors did not present sufficient evidence to show Lodzinski intentionally caused the boy’s death. The cause of death could not be determined because Wiltsey’s body had deteriorated.
But on Tuesday, the court, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Lodzinski intentionally or knowingly caused the death of her son.
Lodzinski had been a suspect from the start after she told investigators that Timothy Wiltsey disappeared while they were at a carnival in Sayreville, but gave various accounts describing strangers who may have abducted him.
Prosecutors argued that the totality of the evidence was sufficient to prove Lodzinski’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An appeals court agreed in 2019 when it upheld Lodzinski’s conviction, but the Supreme Court wrote that the appeals court only considered evidence offered by prosecutors and not by Lodzinski.