Jury deliberating fate of mom accused of killing son Timothy Wiltsey in 1991

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A jury considering the fate of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 is set to return for a fourth day of deliberations.

Jurors considering the fate of Michelle Lodzinski heard recorded testimony from witnesses Monday and will return to continue hearing testimony Tuesday.

Lodzinski first said her son Timothy Wiltsey disappeared while they were at a carnival in Sayreville. Lodzinski claimed that Timothy disappeared when she left him in line for a carnival ride to get a soda.

She later said he had been kidnapped from there. Prosecutors say the boy was never at the carnival and Lodzinski killed him elsewhere.

Wiltsey's skeletal remains were located in a marshy area in Edison 11 months later.

A neighbor who lived near the family in South Amboy told PIX11 in 2014 that people remembered seeing Wiltsey at the carnival with his mother.

Jurors are considering whether the Port St. Lucie resident is guilty of murder, aggravated manslaughter or manslaughter.

The child's death was ruled a homicide and went cold for nearly two decades.

In 2014, prosecutors reopened the case, arresting Lodzinski in Port St. Lucie in Florida. Prosecutors say the mother had always been under suspicion in the death of her son.

"People remember this case, They remember the details and we examined evidence and I decided it was time to present it to grand jury," Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey told PIX11 in 2014. "The grand jury returned the one count that hasn't expired; the statue of limitations, which is of course the murder count."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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