A jury has been seated and opening statements have begun in the attempted second-degree-murder trial of Steven Roy Killingsworth in Caddo District Court.
An eight-man, four-woman jury, with two male alternates, was selected by mid-day Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s courtroom. Jury selection began Monday, September 24, 2018.
Opening statements by the prosecutors, Assistant District Attorneys Pamela Moser and Ron Christopher Stamps, are expected today. Killingsworth, 50, has elected to self-represent, after previously being represented by the Public Defender’s Office.
Killingsworth is charged in a May 22, 2016 attack on his former girlfriend, who was shot numerous times. The attack in the 6700 block of Liberty Street, in the city’s Cedar Grove neighborhood, was witnessed by several of the victim’s family members. Prosecutors anticipate presenting evidence from the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory, representatives who responded from both Shreveport Police Department and Shreveport Fire Department, as well as medical, eyewitness and victim testimony.
If convicted as charged, Killingsworth faces a possible prison sentence of not less than 10 years and up to 50 years without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.