Lieutenant: Mom on trial in son's 1991 death liked attention

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 4:45 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A retired New Jersey police lieutenant says a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old son in 1991 seemed to enjoy the attention she received after he disappeared.

Former Sayreville Lt. Robert Dunworth testified Thursday in the murder trial of Michelle Lodzinski. She was living in Port St. Lucie, Florida, when she was charged in 2014 with killing Timothy Wiltsey in May 1991.

The prosecution rested this week. Lodzinski's attorney began calling witnesses Thursday.

MyCentralJersey.com (http://mycj.co/1qsn9MP) reports Dunworth recalled Lodzinski being hospitalized in June 1991, apparently connected to a mental breakdown. On cross-examination, he said she appeared to have a "laissez-faire" attitude about Timothy's disappearance.

Lodzinski first said Timothy disappeared from a carnival in Sayreville, then said he was abducted.

His remains were found in a marshy area several miles away.