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District Attorney to Speak at Le Moyne College

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick will speak at Le Moyne College on Monday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 339 of Reilly Hall. Fitzpatrick will talk about his involvement in Waneta Hoyt’s murder conviction. <br /> <br /> DA Fitzpatrick was personally responsible for bringing to justice a Tioga County woman responsible for the deaths of her five children. Waneta Hoyt, who was sentenced to 75 years to life for smothering her five children over 20 years ago, was originally thought to be the mother of five babies who had succumbed to SIDS. Pursuing the case in 1992, Fitzpatrick's dogged detective work led to her arrest, trial and conviction. This case gained national notoriety, was featured on “Eye to Eye” with Connie Chung and is the subject of two books, “Goodbye My Little Ones” and “The Death of Innocents,” the latter winning the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award for Best Fact Crime Book. On related cases, he has appeared on 20/20 and Dateline. The resultant publicity has led to increasing national awareness in the medical and legal communities regarding infant homicide.<br /> <br /> Following the lecture, there will be a question and answer session. The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Crime Club and Pre-Law Society at Le Moyne.</p>
posted on: 2/13/2008