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New details emerge in Hoyt murder case

As she sat mortally wounded in her home April 17, Jeanne Elaine Hoyt told Rohnert Park police that her son had stabbed her with a sword.

A search warrant affidavit filed in connection with a murder case against Ezra Timothy Hoyt, 33, reveals new details about the violent scene in the mother?s mobile home.

Ezra Timothy Hoyt, 33, remains in Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of murder. But criminal proceedings have been halted pending mental health evaluation. He is due in court next month for a court trial on his mental status.

Hoyt?s family has said he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia about five years ago and hadn?t been taking his medication when he apparently stabbed his 61-year-old mother with a rapier.

According to the affidavit, Hoyt told a 911 dispatcher that he?d ?just killed his mother.? Dispatchers relayed that information to officers who were en route.

When Officer Dan Marquez arrived, he found the front door locked but could hear ?moaning and cries for help from within the house,? the affidavit said.

Hoyt then opened the door with a 45-inch sword in his right hand, police said. After initially refusing to drop it, he did, then said, ?I did it. I cleaned it. I did it,? the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, Jeanne Hoyt was sitting in a chair, bleeding from wounds to the upper body, when officers arrived.

She was asked who did it, and she responded, ?My son.? She was asked ?with what?? and she responded: ?A knife.?

The affidavit states that an officer pointed to the rapier on the floor and asked if that was the weapon. ?Yes,? she said.

Jeanne Hoyt died later at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.


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