A Shreveport man faces up to 50 years in prison after his conviction in Caddo District Court Wednesday, August 23, 2017, of the attempted murder of a female friend in April 2016.
Kenneth Wayne Harper, 59, was found guilty as charged of attempted second-degree murder by 10 of 12 members of the jury, who deliberated three hours. The trial began Monday, August 21, 2017, in Judge Ramona Emanuel’s courtroom.
Jurors determined Harper attempted to kill his girlfriend, 36-year-old Alicia Renee Woods, wounding her with a shotgun blast in Mamie Hicks Park in the 200 block of Mayfair Drive in north Shreveport. The blast nearly tore off Woods’ right arm.
When Harper returns for sentencing later this year, he faces at least 10 years, and up to 50 years, in prison.
Prosecutors were assistant district attorneys Aaron Crawford and William Gaskins. Kurt Goins was defense counsel.