Butler County Times Gazette
  • Hearing set for Hoyt, Giovinazzo: motion to withdraw plea

  • A date for the trial for Jacob Hoyt in the death of Loyce Cody of Augusta has been set.
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  • A date for the trial for Jacob Hoyt in the death of Loyce Cody of Augusta has been set.
    Hoyt's jury trial is scheduled to begin in Butler County District Court on Dec. 10. He is charged with premeditated first degree murder, arson and theft. He is Cody's grandson.
    His co-defendant, Lyndsey Giovinazzo had pleaded guilty to her first-degree murder charges on July 14, in a plea agreement where the charges of arson, theft and criminal use of a financial card were dropped, and was to be sentenced this week, but a motion to withdraw her plea was filed and a hearing is set for this on Oct. 19.
    The two are charged with the murder of Loyce, 69, on Dec. 5, 2011.

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