- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The judge in the trial of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in 1991 when she lived in New Jersey is weighing whether to allow testimony of a forensic psychologist.

The psychologist testified with the jury absent Tuesday that Michelle Lodzinski has a personality disorder with borderline and anti-social traits.

State Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves will rule on whether prosecutors can use some or all of Louis Schlesinger’s testimony as a rebuttal to a doctor expected to be called by Lodzinski’s defense attorney.

Lodzinski is charged with killing Timothy Wiltsey when she lived in New Jersey. The Port St. Lucie, Florida, woman was arrested in 2014, a few years after prosecutors reopened the case.

The trial began in mid-March.

Schlesinger said Tuesday that Lodzinski told him eight of nine statements she gave to police in 1991 about her son’s disappearance were lies, according to NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1QzcBRe ).

Lodzinski initially told police her son had disappeared from a carnival when she went to get a soda. She later told investigators she had been approached by a woman and two men who had abducted the boy and that one of the men had threatened her with a knife.

Some witnesses have testified they didn’t see the boy with Lodzinski at the carnival.

Schlesinger also referred to an incident in 1994 in which Lodzinski faked her own kidnapping by the FBI and later pleaded guilty. Nieves already has ruled the jury won’t hear that evidence.

Investigators reopened the case after an anonymous tip that didn’t pan out. A review of the case led them to witnesses who hadn’t been shown a blanket found with Wiltsey’s body when it was recovered in a marshy area, several miles from the carnival, in 1992.

Lodzinski’s niece and another woman, both of whom babysat the boy, testified the blanket came from Lodzinski’s apartment. But Lodzinski’s attorney has noted that no forensic evidence has tied Lodzinski or the boy to the blanket.

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