NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A judge has refused to dismiss the murder charge brought against a Florida woman accused of killing her young son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey.
In a ruling issued late Wednesday afternoon, state Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves rejected a defense lawyer's request to throw out the indictment against Michelle Lodzinski. She faces a life sentence if convicted.
Lodzinski was living in Florida last year when authorities arrested her in the 1991 killing of 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey. She was long considered a possible suspect in her son's disappearance and death.
She's pleaded not guilty and remains jailed on $2 million bail.
Lodzinski's lawyer argued there was no physical evidence linking her to the death. But the judge found that Middlesex County prosecutors had provided enough circumstantial evidence
Judge won't dismiss murder charge against mom in boy's death