FAIRFIELD — The attorney for a woman convicted of killing a Fairfield man in May 2011 will have a hearing next month to argue for a new trial.
Tina Odom and her mother, Ryan Odom, were convicted in separate jury trials last year of murder, torture and kidnapping in connection with the ambush, beating and execution-style shooting death of Keith E. Osby Jr.
Ryan Odom, who devised the revenge scheme that led to Osby’s death, was sentenced last year to life in prison without possibility of parole. Tina Odom faces a similar fate, but sentencing has been delayed and her attorney in late February filed a motion for a new trial.
Judge Wendy G. Getty on Monday scheduled a hearing June 2 to consider the motion.
Ryan Odom suspected that Osby stole a laptop computer and a Sony PlayStation from her San Andreas Street home in Fairfield.
Osby was lured over to Odom’s home under the ruse that he was going to join in a burglary. Instead, he was led into a bedroom, where five attackers started hitting and kicking him. After the beating, Osby was bound, gagged and hogtied with duct tape. He was later driven to Vallejo where he was shot in the back of the head and his body was dumped in the parking lot of a Masonic Lodge.
Frank Bigoski IV, who admitted hitting Osby with a baseball bat during the attack, was found guilty last year a felony torture charge. He faces a possible life sentence and is also awaiting sentencing.
The alleged gunman, Damarcus Armstrong, is set to be in court June 13 and again Sept. 15 for pretrial proceedings. His jury trial on murder and torture charges is scheduled Sept. 17.
Three other participants in the attack agreed to plea deals with prosecutors, some in exchange for agreeing to testify against the others.
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