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Jurors begin deliberations in beating, fatal shooting trial

By From page A3 | November 01, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Jurors began deliberating the fate of a Fairfield man who faces murder and torture charges for a 2010 beating and killing.

Frank P. Bigoski IV, 30, is one of seven people accused of beating Fairfield resident Keith E. Osby Jr., 29, on the night of May 12, 2011, at a San Andreas Street home, and later killing him.

During his jury trial, Bigoski took the witness stand saying he had only joined in on the ambush beating of Osby because he was trying to defend his sister. After the beating, which included Bigoski hitting Osby with a baseball bat, Osby was hogtied and gagged with duct tape before being driven to Vallejo, where he was shot and killed.

The attack on Osby was planned after Bigoski had concluded Osby, who had briefly stayed at the San Andreas Street home, was the likely culprit in the theft of a laptop computer that contained the text of a book that Bigoski had written.

Jurors are scheduled to resume their deliberations Friday morning.

Two of Bigoski’s former codefendants have previously been found guilty of murder and torture charges in separate jury trials. Three others have taken plea deals for lesser charges. The accused gunman is awaiting trial.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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