Alameda Bank Robber Charged with Murder

The Alameda County District Attorney has charged Calvin Earl Odom of Berkeley, 25, in connection with the murder of Vittorio Jackson, 37. Odom is currently serving a seven-year sentence in a Southern California federal prison.

In January he and his accomplice Craig Goatley pleaded guilty to the Aug. 3, 2013, robbery of the Citibank branch at 1526 Webster St. ("Duo Pleads Guilty to Alameda Bank Heist, Jan. 16). The pair left the bank with $8,869. Goatley received a six-and-one-half-year sentence.

According to the DA, Odom shot and killed Jackson on March 31, 2013, some five months before he and Goatley robbed the Alameda bank. Jackson and Odom knew each other.

Odom has told police that he was present at the Wash Zone Laundromat, 8900 International Blvd. in Oakland when Jackson was shot, but has denied pulling the trigger.

Odom was the victim of a shooting in Oakland less than a month later on April 25, 2013.

At the time he told police that he was the victim of mistaken identity; no arrests were ever made.

In addition to murder, the DA has charged Odom with being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. The robbery and alleged murder are not Odom’s only brushes with the law.

In the four-year period between 2007 and 2011 the Alameda County Superior Court convicted Odom of three felonies that involved illegal gun and drug charges.

 

Contact Dennis Evanosky at editor@alamedasun.com.