A Shreveport man charged with three weapons charges tied to domestic abuse of a female acquaintance, was found guilty in Caddo District Court Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The eight-woman, four-man jury in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court determined that on July 19, 2018, Karldarl Septo Hill, 29, physically attacked his off-and-on girlfriend of 13 years following an argument. He pushed her to the ground, pulled out a firearm and aimed it at her head. Hill fired a round into the wall, then returned the gun to her head, threatening to kill her and himself. At the time of the assault, three children, ages 3, 8 and 13, were present. The 13-year-old successfully called police and the family was able to escape. Police engaged in a standoff that lasted almost an hour before Hill surrendered.
In addition to attacking his girlfriend with a firearm, Hill’s prior conviction for simple burglary rendered him ineligible to possess a firearm.
The trial began Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. After a 40-minute deliberation, the jury rendered unanimous verdicts on all three counts.
When Hill returns for sentencing March 4, 2019, he faces a mandatory four-year prison term for illegal discharge of a firearm, 10 to 40 years as a felon in possession of a firearm and 10 to 20 years for aggravated assault with a firearm.
The case was prosecuted by Caddo Parish District Attorney Special Victims Unit Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Britney Green. Hill was defended by Michael Davis and Michelle Andrepont.