The second-degree murder trial of Mark Colby, accused of the 2014 death of a popular Shreveport restaurant and bar owner, has been continued until March.
Due to trials scheduled in coming days in Caddo District Court that are considered “speedy trials,” the trial, pending before Caddo District Judge John Mosely Jr., was rescheduled for March 20, 2017. Colby’s trial had been scheduled to begin Monday, November 28, 2016.
Colby, 60, 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.
A “speedy trial” is a provision under Louisiana law that sets time limits under which defendants in custody must be tried or released. Media seeking further information on this should refer to the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 701.
The continuance was not opposed by Colby’s defense attorney, Curtis R. Joseph Jr. Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Britney Green is prosecuting.