Jury selection begins in 2011 Fairfield-Vallejo killing

By From page A4 | February 14, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Jury selection got under way Wednesday for a Fairfield woman who faces a murder charge for the May 13, 2011, killing of 27-year-old Keith E. Osby Jr.

Ryan S. Odom, 43, is the first of several suspects to stand trial accused of conspiring to beat Osby at a home in Fairfield before he was taken to the parking lot of the Masonic Temple in Vallejo, where he was shot and killed.

The beating at a San Andreas Street home was motivated by a belief that Osby had previously stolen a laptop computer and a PlayStation device from the home, according to testimony at a probable cause hearing for the seven suspects.

Frank P. Bigoski IV, 29, is currently set to start his jury trial Feb. 27. Janiel D. Miller, 42, Tina M. Odom, 20, and Jennifer E. Whittington, 20, are scheduled to be back in court in March when a date may be set for their jury trial. Damarcus V. Armstrong, 21, and Khalil I. Askari-Roberts, 33, have previously agreed to plea deals and are expected to testify at Odom’s trial.

Jury selection is expected to continue when the trial resumes Thursday morning.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

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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