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June 23, 1987
A preliminary hearing began behind closed doors for James Coddington, a South Lake Tahoe resident accused of murdering two elderly women and sexually assaulting two girls during a purported modeling session. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Terrence Finney, declaring that the case already had received substantial pretrial publicity, overruled a lower court judge in ordering the proceedings closed to the public and to news reporters.
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NEWS
June 23, 1987
A preliminary hearing began behind closed doors for James Coddington, a South Lake Tahoe resident accused of murdering two elderly women and sexually assaulting two girls during a purported modeling session. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Terrence Finney, declaring that the case already had received substantial pretrial publicity, overruled a lower court judge in ordering the proceedings closed to the public and to news reporters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1986
A police officer and a 27-year-old woman were wounded in a shoot-out late Wednesday in the 900 block of Ballantyne Street, El Cajon police reported. Sarah Butler was reported in fair condition at Sharp Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs and the right arm. Officer James Coddington, 39, a 15-year veteran of the force, was reported in good condition at Grossmont Hospital with pellet wounds to his face, hand and leg, police said.
NEWS
June 25, 1987
A man accused of kidnaping two Reno-area teen-agers and strangling their chaperones was ordered bound over for arraignment after a 2 1/2-day closed hearing in Lake Valley Justice Court at South Lake Tahoe. Herbert James Coddington, 28, was bound over for July 8 Superior Court arraignment on two murder charges with specifications that could lead to the death penalty. He was remanded to El Dorado County Jail without bail.
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May 20, 1987 | Associated Press
FBI agents smashed through the door of a mobile home to rescue two terrified teen-age models and arrested a man who had allegedly kidnaped them and killed their chaperones, authorities said Tuesday. Herbert James Coddington, 28, who had allegedly lured the girls on the pretext of filming an anti-drug video, was booked for investigation of murder and kidnaping, FBI Agent Terry Knowles told reporters. He said the two girls were found in a bedroom, apparently unharmed, but "scared to death."
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May 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A team led by FBI agents smashed into a mobile home here and rescued two young models but found the bodies of two older women, apparently their chaperones, authorities announced Tuesday. Officers who rushed the trailer Monday night arrested Herbert James Coddington, 28, of South Lake Tahoe. He was booked for investigation of murder and kidnaping, FBI Special Agent Terry Knowles said.
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