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April 17, 2018: Man Convicted of Murder, Attempted Murder in South Los Angeles Attacks

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A man was convicted today of murder and attempted murder in two separate attacks in South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

A jury found Floyd Odell (dob 8/29/66) of Los Angeles guilty of one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Jurors also found true firearm allegations and an allegation of causing great bodily injury.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 21 in Department 101 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Odell faces up to 50 years to life in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Stefana Antonescu, who prosecuted the case, said Odell fatally shot his friend Charles Wilson on May 18, 2015, at the victim’s home in the 700 block of West 79th Street. Wilson was shot multiple times and died at the scene.

That followed another incident just days earlier, on May 12, 2015, when Odell shot his nephew and his nephew’s wife in the 6900 block of Menlo Avenue. The couple were walking to their car when Odell shot his nephew in the pelvis area and the woman in the hand. Both were taken to a local hospital and treated for their injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department investigated case BA436727.