Opening Statements in "Baby Lollipops

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Opening statements are set for the third trial of a Florida woman accused of killing her toddler son in what became known as the "Baby Lollipops" case.

Court records show trial will begin Monday morning for 56-year-old Ana Maria Cardona, who faces life in prison if convicted. Two previous convictions and death sentences were tossed out by the Florida Supreme Court. Prosecutors decided against seeking death a third time.

The death of her 3-year-old son Lazaro Figueroa was huge news after the boy's body, weighing 18 pounds (8 kilograms) and badly beaten, was discovered in the bushes of a Miami Beach home in November 1990. 

Police initially could not identify the boy and called him "Baby Lollipops" after a design on his T-shirt.

Cardona has said the boy's death was an accident.

"Baby Lollipops" Mom Due in Court, Again
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Ana Maria Cardona's two previous death sentences were overturned on technicalities.
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