A Shreveport man accused of stabbing another man in the head in Cedar Grove in late 2015 goes on trial in Caddo District Court Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Christopher Lamar Johnson, 46, is charged with attempted second-degree murder for the October 29, 2015, attack that left the victim, Dameon Jefferson, 43, with the loss of movement in most of his limbs. Jefferson, who was visiting a female acquaintance at a residence in the 600 block of West 72nd Street in Cedar Grove, was stabbed with a butcher knife after the defendant allegedly entered the home without authorization.

If convicted by the 12-person jury in District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s courtroom, Johnson faces a sentence of from 10 to 50 years in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Jury selection was completed Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

The prosecutor is Assistant District Attorney Treneisha Hill. Johnson’s defense attorney is Richard “T-Dale” Woolbert.