Waneta Ethel (Nixon) Hoyt (May 13, 1946 August 13, 1998) was an American serial killer. Hoyt was born in Richford, New York and died at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. She dropped out of Newark Valley High School in the 10th grade to marry Tim Hoyt on January 11, 1964. Their son Eric died on January 26, 1965, only 101 days after he was born on October 17, 1964. None of the couple's other children James (May 31, 1966 September 26, 1968), Julie (July 19 September 5, 1968), Molly (March 18 June 5, 1970), and Noah (May 9 July 28, 1971) lived past 28 months. For over 20 years, it was believed that the babies had died of sudden infant death syndrome. Several years after the death of their last child, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt adopted a child, Jay, who remained healthy through childhood and was 17 years old when Mrs. Hoyt was arrested in 1994. The last two biological Hoyt children, Molly and Noah, were subjects of pediatric research conducted by Dr.
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