A 63-year-old Shreveport man was found guilty of domestic violence second-degree battery in Caddo District Court Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Vernon Jackson, accused of beating his then-girlfriend so badly in June 2014  that she lost an eye, was found guilty as charged by District Judge Joe Bleich. Jackson had been set for a jury trial Monday, but waived that right and elected to a bench trial before the judge.

Jackson and the victim argued, and as she gathered her belongings to leave Jackson’s residence, he struck her in the face so hard he broke her orbital bone and nose as well as causing the loss of her eye.

Jackson, who was remanded to the custody of the Caddo Parish sheriff, was defended by Michael Enright. Prosecutors were Caddo Parish assistant district attorneys Holly McGinness and Britney Green.

Jackson will return to Caddo District Court September 27 to be sentenced. He faces up to five years in prison.