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Character
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Name Waneta Hoyt
Family 6 children (5 deceased)
Pathology Serial Killer
Dates 1965-1971
Location Oswego, New York
Motive To gain sympathy
Victims 5 of her children
M.O. Suffocation
Conviction 75 years in prison
Status Deceased
Appearance Mothers Who Kill

Waneta Hoyt killed 5 of her 6 children in Oswego, New York by suffocation, claiming they had just stopped breathing to gain sympathy. The murders were labeled as deaths by SIDS disease until Hoyt was arrested.