It only took about an hour for a Caddo Parish jury to find Mark Colby guilty of second-degree murder in shooting death of his girlfriend and business partner,  Angela Godley.

Colby claimed he acted in self defense. The defense put on only one defense witness as the trial wrapped up Friday evening. Closing arguments went into the night and the jury was given the case.

Godley was found dead in her Shreve Island home in September of 2014. The two lived together in that home. They were also partners in the Noble Savage Tavern in downtown Shreveport.

60-year-old Colby faces life in prison for the murder. Colby fled to Mexico shortly after the killing but he was caught a few days later..


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