Opening statements have begun in the trial of a woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey nearly 25 years ago.

Prosecutors began presenting their case Wednesday against Michelle Lodzinski. They showed jurors a blanket found near Timothy Wiltsey's body, and say the blanket came from Lodzinski's apartment.

Judge's gavel (Kuzma, ThinkStock)

But Lodzinski's lawyer says that she was a loving mother and that no one has ever found any evidence that links her to the boy's death.

Lodzinski was arrested in 2014 in Florida. She has long been a suspect in Timothy's disappearance.

She has said he vanished while they were at a carnival in Sayreville, New Jersey, in 1991. His remains were found miles away the following year.

She later changed her story, saying Timothy was kidnapped from the carnival.

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