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 Waneta Ethel <I>Nixon</I> Hoyt

Waneta Ethel Nixon Hoyt

Birth
Richford, Tioga County, New York, USA
Death 9 Aug 1998 (aged 52)
Bedford, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Richford, Tioga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 12309 · View Source
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Between 1965 and 1971, she murdered her five children and avoided justice for 25 years, thanks to the SIDS theory (even though one victim was over two years of age). Onondoga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, while prosecuting another infanticide case, decided to prosecute Hoyt. She was convicted in April of 1995 and sentenced to 75 years in prison. She is buried in the same plot with her five children.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Waneta Ethel Nixon Hoyt (13 May 1946–9 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12309, citing Highland Cemetery, Richford, Tioga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .