Jurors have been chosen and sworn in for two trials of Shreveport men underway in Caddo District Court this week.

Carlin T. Cotton, 53, docket No. 386171, is on trial before District Judge Chris Victory, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the August 18, 2021 slaying of Cedric C. Fuller. Fuller, 45, was shot several times on Baxter Street in the Mooretown neighborhood.

Prosecutors in the case are Sam Crichton and Victoria Washington. Cotton is defended by Dhu Thompson.

Antonio Kennedy, 26, docket No. 388461, will  stand trial before District Judge Ramona Emanuel Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Kennedy is charged with domestic abuse battery with strangulation, in connection with an assault that occurred April 7, 2022.

Prosecutors in this case are Fernando Grider and Senae Hall. Kennedy is defended by Royal Alexander and Katie Ferguson.