D.A.; Steven Odom's killer was himself murdered

Apr. 9, 2009

A-19 year-old Mattapan man has been arrested and charged for his role in the 2007 murder of 13-year-old Steven Odom, a crime that stunned the neighborhood. Suffolk County DA Daniel Conley announced Saturday that the teen who allegedly pulled the trigger – Charles Bunch, Jr. – was himself the victim of a homicide in Mattapan 10 days after Odom was killed.

David Johnson was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court and ordered held on $500,000 bail. Prosecutors say Johnson supplied the weapon that Bunch used to shoot Odom. The gun was one of two that Johnson had at his home for his use in alleged gang activity, according to the DA Dan Conley’s office.

Conley says that Odom was “an innocent victim” who was mistaken for someone else by Bunch.