Jury foreman removed in trial of mom accused of killing son

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Posted: May 17, 2016 5:49 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the jury foreman in the murder trial of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991.

The move came Tuesday after three days of jury deliberations in the trial of Michelle Lodzinski. She was charged in 2014 in the death of Timothy Wiltsey after investigators reopened the case.

The judge didn't explain why the foreman was dismissed and replaced by an alternate juror.

Deliberations started over Tuesday afternoon, and jurors were told to disregard whatever the foreman had said during earlier discussions. They did not reach a verdict.

The Port St. Lucie, Florida, resident first told authorities Timothy disappeared while they were at a Sayreville, New Jersey, carnival. Then she said he had been kidnapped from there.