- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has rejected a defense lawyer’s motion to throw out a murder charge against a woman on trial for killing her 5-year-old son in 1991.

Michelle Lodzinski’s lawyer made the motion after prosecutors wrapped up their case, but it was denied Wednesday. Gerald Krovatin (kro-VATE’-in) is now expected to begin calling defense witnesses on Thursday.

Prosecutors contend Lodzinski killed Timothy Wiltsey in May 1991 and then made up a story about his being abducted from a carnival in Sayreville.

The boy’s remains were found nearly a year later in a marshy area several miles away.

Jurors have heard prosecution witnesses testify that they recognize a blanket found near the boy’s body as having come from Lodzinski’s apartment.

Krovatin says prosecutors don’t have any forensic evidence tying her or the boy to the blanket.

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