After deliberating just under one hour, a three-man, nine-woman Caddo Parish jury late Friday, March 24, 2017, unanimously found chef Mark Colby guilty of slaying his business and life partner.

The penalty for his crime, second-degree murder, is life in prison at hard labor without parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Colby, 60, was accused of the September 2014 slaying of Angela Godley, 53, in the Shreve Island home the two shared. Her body was found Sept. 10, 2014 in the laundry room of their house in the 1900 block of Bayou Drive. She had been shot several times in the upper body. The two were partners in the Noble Savage Tavern in downtown Shreveport. Colby fled to Mexico after the shooting but was found and arrested several days later.

Colby was defended by Curtis R. Joseph Jr., while Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorneys Britney A. Green and Ron Christopher Stamps prosecuted.

Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely will formally sentence Colby at 9:30 a.m. April 4, 2017.