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