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Caddo D.A. Stewart endorses Amendment 2

Caddo D.A. Stewart endorses Amendment 2

Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. supports the passage of Constitutional Amendment 2 on the November 6, 2018, ballot. "On November 6, we have the opportunity to be on the right side of history and align our state with the 48 other states that require...

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Killingsworth Gets Maximum Sentence for Murder Attempt

Killingsworth Gets Maximum Sentence for Murder Attempt

A nightmare more than two years in the making reached its climax for Shreveport woman Miriam Harley Wednesday, October 3, 2018, as she heard the man who shotgunned her five times in the back sentenced to the maximum prison term for his act. Caddo District Judge John...

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Caddo Jury Finds Killingsworth Guilty of Attempted Murder

Caddo Jury Finds Killingsworth Guilty of Attempted Murder

Following a day spent absorbing forensic and first-responder testimony, a Caddo Parish District Court Jury in Judge John D. Mosely Jr.'s courtroom found Steven Killingsworth guilty as charged of attempted second-degree murder. The four-woman, eight-man jury spent...

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Victim, Family Testify in Attempted Murder Trial

Victim, Family Testify in Attempted Murder Trial

The victim in a May 2016 attempted murder-by-shotgun trial testified Wednesday, September 26, 2018, about the shooting that cost her her left arm and left her scarred for life. The eight-man, four-woman jury sat rapt and silent as Miriam Tamica Harley related the...

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Jury Chosen, Proceedings Begin in Attempted Murder Trial

Jury Chosen, Proceedings Begin in Attempted Murder Trial

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...

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Jury selection to begin in attempted murder trial

Jury selection to begin in attempted murder trial

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday, September 24, 2018, in the trial of Steven Ray Killingsworth, a Shreveport man accused of a May 22, 2016 attack on his former girlfriend. Killingsworth, 50, faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder in the incident,...

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Local Man Convicted of 2017 Murder

Local Man Convicted of 2017 Murder

A Shreveport man involved in a fatal stabbing in west-central Shreveport last year was convicted of second-degree murder in a jury trial that ended Thursday, September 13, 2018. Raymond George Johnson, 52, was found guilty by the 12-person jury in District Judge...

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Woman Convicted in 2017 Home Invasion

Woman Convicted in 2017 Home Invasion

A Shreveport woman was found guilty of home invasion in a Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Caddo District Court bench trial. DeAqua J. McDuffy, 44, was found guilty of the May 23, 2017, unauthorized entry into the Francis Street residence of her former husband, during...

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Sex Offender Sentenced in Caddo District Court

Sex Offender Sentenced in Caddo District Court

A man determined in a June bench trial in Caddo District Court to have violated sex offender registry law was sentenced this week. Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, sentenced George Benjamin Franklin, 40, to five years at hard labor...

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Caddo Grand Jury Returns True Bills

Caddo Grand Jury Returns True Bills

The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned three true bills in its current session ending Wednesday, August 15, 2018, issuing one indictment for second-degree murder and two concerning sex crimes. Steve Derozal Williams, 46, of Shreveport, was indicted on a charge of...

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