Popular local chef's murder trial begins today

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jury selection will begin today in the trial of a popular Shreveport chef accused of killing his long-time girlfriend.

Mark Colby, 60, is charged with 2nd degree murder in the September 2014 death of 53-year-old Angela Godley. Colby and Godley were partners in the Noble Savage Tavern in downtown Shreveport.

Godley's body, shot multiple times, was found Sept. 10, 2014 in the laundry room of the house she and Colby shared in the 1900 block of Bayou Drive in Shreveport. She had been shot several times in the upper body.

Colby was not immediately available for questioning after Godley’s body was discovered, having absconded for a little Mexican vacation. Authorities caught up with him a few days later, however, and he was extradited from foreign soil back to Louisiana to face the music.

Assistant Caddo Parish District Attorneys Britney Green and Ron Stamps are prosecutors in the case, and Curtis Joseph is Colby’s defense attorney.

Caddo District Judge John Mosely will preside over the trial.

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