Odell Thompson pleads “not guilty” in teenager’s murder
An Onalaska man pleaded not guilty to a charge of participating in the shooting death of a teenager near Copeland Park.
Odell Thompson will be scheduled for trial, following Wednesday’s evidence hearing.
Thompson is accused of driving his cousin, Shavonte Thompson, and others, to an alley off Copeland Avenue, where Shavonte Thompson reportedly shot 18-year-old Javier Hall last November.
La Crosse Police investigator Andrew Rosenow testified in court that two cars filled with people wearing black sweatshirts were at the scene late at night when Hall was killed last November.
The people in those cars then went to a house on Rose Street, and changed into other clothes.
The shooting, captured on security video, reportedly followed a prolonged online feud between Hall and the Thompson family.
Shavonte Thompson was arrested in January for Hall’s death.
Odell Thompson was charged in the crime just last month, and he remains jailed under a $50,000 cash bond.