E156: Heriberto Seda (The New York Zodiac) Pt 1

(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little)

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Heriberto Seda, a Latinx man also known as The New York Zodiac. Seda idolized the Zodiac killer and started a series of his own murders, based on the 12 signs of the zodiac.

First, we dive into the setting (12:42), the killers early life (23:15) and the timeline (28:00).

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (41:00). 

This episode was researched & scripted by Minnie Williams

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