Heriberto "Eddie" Seda
(born July 31, 1967) is an American serial killer
who struck New York City
from 1990 to 1993. Before being caught on June 18, 1996, Seda killed three people and critically wounded four. Seda is believed to have admired San Francisco
’s Zodiac Killer
for avoiding capture. Seda was convicted in 1998, and sentenced to 83.5 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole when he is 113 years old.
Seda gave the impression of being a very religious man and attended church
regularly. He lived with his mother and half sister in East New York
, where he didn't work and often kept to himself. At the age of 16, Seda dropped out of high school when he was caught carrying a weapon.
On November 17, 1989, East New York’s 75th Precinct began receiving letters with the heading: "This is the zodiac". The first letter contained a warning of 12 murders, one for each sign in the Zodiac
. The letter also claimed that one murder had already taken place, but with no evidence the police dismissed the letter as a hoax
, which the police are accustomed to receiving. The letter contained a drawing of a circle with lines through it dividing the circle into 12 sections, each part representing a sign in the zodiac.
Seda was mentally
and physically abusive
to his half-sister, Gladys Reyes. During a confrontation with her and her boyfriend, Seda pulled out a weapon
and began threatening the couple. While Reyes' boyfriend hid in the... Read More