New Jersey mom convicted of murdering 5-year-old son in 1991 to be freed after state’s top court overturns jury verdict
Michelle Lodzinski during her 2016 trial. - Patti Sapone/Patti Sapone

A mother convicted of murdering her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 had that conviction thrown out Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court in a shocking decision that overruled a jury’s verdict. Michelle Lodzinski, now 54, was found guilty in 2016 of killing Timothy Wiltsey back in 1991. Lodzinski had long been the prime suspect in the case, but was never charged until 2014. In 2017, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison, with the judge slamming Lodzinski and telling her: “You lied, you lied, you lied again, you lied, you lied, you lied.” But the New Jersey Supreme Court sided with Lodz...