NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – A Florida lady charged with murdering her 5-year-old son some-more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty.
A counsel for Michelle Lodzinski entered a defence during a brief justice conference in New Brunswick on Tuesday. Gerald Krovatin of Newark told a justice his customer adamantly maintains her innocence.
“We still do not trust they (the prosecutors) have a good reason for because a box was brought 23 years later,” Krovatin told The Star-Ledger after a hearing. “Criminal cases don’t get improved with age. She denies a assign and will reason a state to a proof.”
Lodzinski, 46, has been in control given her detain Aug. 7. She was extradited to New Jersey on Friday and is being hold in a Middlesex County jail on $2 million bail.
She has pronounced her son, Timothy Wiltsey, left during a Sayreville fair May 25, 1991, though investigators pronounced her story kept changing. His fundamental stays were found in a marshy area of Edison 11 months later.
Lodzinski went into privacy after her son’s stays were discovered, and neighbors pronounced during a time that she didn’t seem distraught. In late July, a county grand jury handed adult a one-count complaint saying she “did intentionally or intentionally kill” Timothy or did “purposely or intentionally inflict critical corporeal injury” ensuing in his death.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Middlesex County prosecutors described some new justification that led to Lodzinski’s indictment.
They pronounced that in 2011, investigators satisfied some of a equipment found with Wiltsey’s stays in 1992 had not been shown to people who could brand them. They pronounced a sweeping found with a boy’s stays was shown to Lodzinski and her mother, though both women pronounced they did not commend it.
Investigators tracked down one of Lodzinski’s kin who babysat for a child and showed her a blanket. The lady told them it belonged to a boy.
During a serve examination over a past year, another object found in 1992 was shown to another relations who famous it as belonging to Timothy. Prosecutors did not brand a object in justice or a kin who were shown a items.
Lodzinski has run into other authorised troubles over a years given her son died.
She flush in Michigan in Jan 1994 and pronounced dual group claiming to be FBI agents had abducted her during gunpoint outward her unit building, forced her into a black competition application car and gathering her to Detroit, where they let her out.
She pleaded guilty in 1995 to creation fake statements to a FBI and fraudulently regulating a agency’s seal. She was condemned to probation.
In 1997, Lodzinski was charged with hidden a mechanism from her former employer. She pleaded guilty to a burglary assign in 1998. A sovereign decider condemned her to residence detain after she certified she committed a crime while on probation.
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