CRIME

Mom sentenced to 30 years in 5-year-old son's death

  • Michelle Lodzinski is escorted from the courtroom after being sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)

    Michelle Lodzinski is escorted from the courtroom after being sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michelle Lodzinski reacts as her attorney reads letters from family and friends on her behalf as she is sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)

    Michelle Lodzinski reacts as her attorney reads letters from family and friends on her behalf as she is sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michelle Lodzinski is escorted from the courtroom after being sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. (Tanya Breen/The Asbury Park Press via AP, Pool)

    Michelle Lodzinski is escorted from the courtroom after being sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. (Tanya Breen/The Asbury Park Press via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A Florida woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors had pressed for a life sentence for Michelle Lodzinski, of Port St. Lucie.

In sentencing her Thursday, the judge told the 49-year-old woman she had repeatedly lied about the disappearance and death of Timothy Wiltsey.

She declined to address the court. She appeared for her sentencing wearing a wrist brace after injuring it in a fall.

The judge also gave her 884 days credit toward her sentence.

Lodzinski first said her son disappeared from a carnival in central New Jersey then later claimed he was abducted. She was charged in 2014 after witnesses identified a blanket found near the boy's body nearly a year after he disappeared.