Testimony to start Thursday in trial over slaying of Noble Savage owner

Updated: Mar. 22, 2017 at 6:55 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The first witnesses are expected to be called to the stand Thursday in the trial of the man accused of killing the owner of a downtown Shreveport restaurant in her home two years and five months ago.

The proceedings against 60-year-old Mark Edward "Chef" Colby are scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m. that day in Caddo District Court in Shreveport.

The Shreveport man has been in Caddo Correctional Center since being booked Sept. 17, 2014, on a charge of second-degree murder. His bond is $5 million.

Colby is accused of fatally shooting 58-year-old Angela Godley, his girlfriend and longtime partner in Noble Savage Tavern, in their home in Shreveport's Shreve Island neighborhood Sept. 10, 2014.

A week later, he was arrested in Del Rio, Texas, and returned to Shreveport.

The final two jurors for his trial, both alternates, were selected Wednesday; the first 12 were picked Monday and Tuesday, the Caddo district attorney's office reports.

Colby has pleaded not guilty.

He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence if he is convicted of second-degree murder.

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