A man accused of killing the owner-manager of a popular Shreveport nightspot and eatery two years ago moved a step closer to a trial on charges of second-degree murder after a hearing in Caddo District Court Tuesday.

Mark Edward Colby, 59, appeared before Caddo District Judge John Mosely Jr., and his attorneys and prosecutors agreed on a June 13 court date at which a trial date for him is expected to be set.

Colby, incarcerated in Caddo Correctional Center, is charged with shooting to death his longtime partner, 53-year-old Angela Godley, in September 2014. Godley’s body was found Sept. 10, 2014 in the laundry room of the house the couple shared in the 1900 block of Bayou Drive in Shreve Island. Godley had been shot several times in the upper body. The two were partners in the Noble Savage Tavern in downtown Shreveport. Colby fled after the shooting but later was found and arrested in Mexico several days later.

Several pretrial matters still are pending and must be settled prior to trial. In addition to obtaining a setting June 13 for trial, the court will hear arguments regarding property confiscated by police from the Noble Savage and the scene of the homicide.

Colby is defended by Curtis R. Joseph Jr., while Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Britney Green is prosecuting.