Wednesday, January 27, 2016

People v. Odom (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 26, 2016)

Defendant Keith Osby was kidnapped, hog-tied, beaten for hours, and then shot and killed.  Defendant was found guilty of first degree murder and torture.

That's terrible.  It's a bad, bad crime.

You might find the following additional facts surprising as well.  First, Mr. Osby was killed because the defendant thought Osby had stolen defendant's Play Station.  That's right.  Murder over a Play Station.

Second, the defendant's name is Ryan Odom.  The person who beat, kidnapped, and killed Mr. Osby.

Ryan's a woman.

Our country is sometimes a vicious place.