Convicted of Murder And Torture, Fairfield Woman Sentenced To Life Without Parole

Convicted of Murder And Torture, Fairfield Woman Sentenced To Life Without Parole

A Fairfield woman was sentenced on January 30 for her conviction in connection with the May, 2011 slaying and torture of a Fairfield man that she and her partners in the crime had accused of robbery.

Tina Odom, 22, had been found guilty in 2013 following a three week trial over allegations she was responsible for the torture and murder of 29 year old Keith Erick Osby Junior. Odom is one of seven defendants in the case.

San Andreas Street in Fairfield

San Andreas Street in Fairfield

Testimony during the trial established that Odom lived in a residence on San Andreas Street a block south of East Tabor Street in Fairfield with her mother, Ryan S. Bogoski Odom, and the other defendants. Osby was a former housemate at the residence. Ryan Odom and her brother, Frank Bigoski, accused Osby of stealing a PlayStation and laptop when he moved out.

Co-defendant Jennifer Whittington, 20, lured Osby back to the house, saying his help was needed on a robbery the defendants had planned. When Osby got there, Ryan Odom confronted him about the missing items. Then he was beaten. Osby suffered internal bleeding and a massive hemorrhage in the area of his kidneys. Prosecutors affirmed during trial their belief that Bigoski inflicted this wound with a baseball bat.

Osby’s body was found in the parking lot of the Springbrook Masonic Temple in Vallejo the following day, about 20 miles from the Odom home. He had a bullet wound in his head. Prosecutors successfully argued that Odom was responsible for Osby’s death under felony murder and felony torture theories.

Testimony included that Osby was still alive when his body was loaded into a borrowed taxi driven by Damarcus V. Armstrong, Odom’s boyfriend, and another defendant in the case. Testifying in her own defense, Odom admitted that she knew Armstrong was armed with a handgun when he drove away from the San Andreas residence with Osby in the cab.

Jurors also found true two special circumstances to enhance the murder charge– murder by torture and murder during the commission of a felony.

Ms. Ryan S. Bigoski Odom was sentenced to life without parole in November 2013. Jennifer Whittington and Janiel Miller both pleaded no contest to being accessories to the murder with a three year sentence. Khalil Askari-Roberts was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter. Frank Bigoski was convicted of torture and is awaiting sentencing. Damarcus Armstrong was convicted of first degree murder and awaits a likely life without parole sentence as well.

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