Serial Killer: Herbert James Coddington

Maybelle Martin   Dorothy Walsh

Sheila Jo Keister, 12 – 8/81
Maybelle “Mabs” Martin, 69 – 5/16/87
Dorothy “Dottie” Walsh, 67 – 5/16/87
Alecia Thoma (survived)
Monica Berge (survived)

Agents rescue girls and find 2 bodies in California home
’81 killing linked to suspect Tahoe man named in Nevada slaying
Former Brewerton man to face more charges
People v Coddington
Another appeal
Brewerton man’s nightmare may end in a gas chamber (very good article – a bit long but has a lot of details on Coddington and the crimes)
Dual-slay charge
Arraign suspect in murder-sex case
Nev. Gambler Faces Trial In Killing Of Models’ Escorts
Serial Killer Central: Herbert James Coddington
Watson retiring from sheriff’s department
Reno murder brings up painful memories for kidnapping survivor
Evil sex fiend to die in gas chamber
His pen pal request


CDCR#: E08100
Age: 55
Admission Date: 01/30/1989
Current Location: San Quentin
San Quentin, CA 94964
(415) 454-1460

4 Responses

  1. that bastard killed my baby sister she was 12 sheila keister he killed my life and i will never never forgive him and i cant move on .


  2. I am sorry for your loss,I know that does not help…but know you and your family are in my prayers!!


    • I’m sorry it took so long for me to say thank you for your prayers I don’t know why people like that gets to go to jail and my baby is dead some justice. But thank you


  3. My name is Paul Zappulla, I knew Shiela Keister when I was a kid, I used to play with her and her sister sheba, what a terrible thing this monster did, I just do not understand the death penalty proccess and why it takes so long.


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