FAIRFIELD — A 21-year-old Fairfield woman is facing a near-certain punishment of life in prison without possibility of parole after being found guilty Thursday of murder and torture charges – just like her mom.
Tina Odom and her mom, Ryan Odom, 43, ambushed Keith E. Osby Jr. at their San Andreas Drive home in May 2011. Osby, 20, was beaten by seven people at the home before he was hogtied and gagged with duct tape, loaded into a taxi and driven to Vallejo, where he was shot and killed.
After a three-week trial, it took a jury about five hours Thursday to reach their verdicts.
The boyfriends of both women are set for trial later this year on murder and torture charges. Police believe they took Osby to Vallejo, where he was shot in the back of the head before his body was dumped in the parking lot of a Masonic Lodge. Three others who participated in the beating have already taken plea deals in the case.
Osby was tortured and killed because he was suspected of stealing a Sony PlayStation and a laptop computer from the home while he was staying there weeks before the attack. He was lured to the home by an invitation to join some of his former roommates in a robbery.
During her jury trial, Tina Odom took the witness stand and admitted she joined in the beating of Osby, but she said she punched and kicked him “no more than eight times.” Odom, who was 18 at the time, also said she was the one who got the duct tape for others to tie up Osby.
Judge Wendy G. Getty is scheduled to sentence Odom on Oct. 9.
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